Trans Health Care

What Do I Need to Know About Health Care Under the Trump Administration?

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2020 | Comments Off on What Do I Need to Know About Health Care Under the Trump Administration?

The Trump-Pence administration finalized its changes to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which have far-reaching and negative implications for transgender and/or gender non-conforming people.

The Scientific Integrity Act and Its Potential to Serve as Legislative Protection for the Queer Community

By NWHN Staff | Jul 18, 2019 | Comments Off on The Scientific Integrity Act and Its Potential to Serve as Legislative Protection for the Queer Community

The Scientific Integrity Act is revolutionary, but it’s also ridiculous that we are living in a time where it’s needed. These days, it’s necessary to legally mandate agency heads and government leaders to honor basic, accurate facts rather than ideas that are just convenient for a policy agenda.

Rx for Change: Transgender Gender-Affirming Hormone Treatment

By Evita Almassi | Jun 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Transgender Gender-Affirming Hormone Treatment

Our experiences and research tell us that the urgent message is that life-saving transgender health care needs to be available to more transgender people.

We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

By NWHN Staff | Apr 6, 2018 | Comments Off on We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

If you have a sore throat, you might check WebMD for symptoms of strep throat or a cold. Upon finding a new mole, maybe you’ll take to Google to determine whether or not you should show it to your doctor. Or maybe you’re just wondering how frequently you should get tested for STIs, and within minutes you can consult a number of trusted resources. Seems pretty universal, right?

How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

By NWHN Staff | Feb 22, 2018 | Comments Off on How Often Should I Be Giving Myself a Breast Exam as a Transgender Woman?

There are a few different types of breast exams, including a self-performed one and screening tests performed by healthcare professionals. Doctors suggest that you should perform a breast exam on yourself at least once a month to ensure there are no abnormalities.

One Year Later, Women’s March Still Needs to Center Marginalized Voices

By NWHN Staff | Jan 22, 2018 | Comments Off on One Year Later, Women’s March Still Needs to Center Marginalized Voices

Last January, over 5 million people participated in the worldwide protest we know now as the 2017 Women’s March, with a half-million of them marching right here in D.C.

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 Contributor | 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 Contributor | 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…