LGBTQ

What Are the Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

By Evita Almassi | Nov 17, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Risks of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

When an individual is physically transitioning as a transgender woman, they are undergoing the process to transform biological male characteristics to ones similar to a biological female. Hormone replacement therapy is a process common among transgender people during transition to help create these changes.

Young Feminist: Why Bathrooms Are a Women’s Health Issue

By Shaniqua Seth | Nov 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Young Feminist: Why Bathrooms Are a Women’s Health Issue

Out of the millions of qualities that divide us, we share a select few. We all eat, sleep and defecate. As much as we like to ignore it, bathrooms are an important part of our lives. For some, bathrooms are more than a place to rid waste; they represent a source of anxiety and discrimination.

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

By NWHN Staff | Jul 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

Because of society’s lack of awareness of a simple, yet complex part of human identity — gender — transgender children and teens are deeply misunderstood.

G Spots and Sore Spots

By NWHN Staff | Nov 1, 2014 | Comments Off on G Spots and Sore Spots

G spots You may have heard about the “friend-zone” (a platonic relationship where one person has unrequited feelings for the other), but here’s a new term: the “co-zone” — short for “condom-zone.”  MTV and Trojan Brand Condoms have partnered to…

Sex Ed the City: Oakland Youth Advocate for Comprehensive Sex Education

By NWHN Staff | Jul 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Sex Ed the City: Oakland Youth Advocate for Comprehensive Sex Education

“We as students have rights! We have a right to know our own bodies and have access to information.” This is the voice of an Oakland, California youth expressing frustration over the lack of relevant sex education and support being provided in the schools. And, this is the story of what the students did about it.

Expanding the Boundaries of Sexual & Reproductive Health Care

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Expanding the Boundaries of Sexual & Reproductive Health Care

During the 2012 elections, Vice President Joe Biden called transgender discrimination, “the civil rights issue of our time.” While this is a sign that transgender rights are garnering national attention, the population continues to face many obstacles in accessing needed health care. In particular, transgender men (or “trans men”) face significant barriers to accessing sexual and reproductive health care.