I am a physically transitioning transgender woman. What are the risks of hormone replacement therapy on my body?

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 their physical transition to help create these changes. Hormone replacement therapy for trans women may include three … Continued

Transgender Youth: Providing Medical Treatment for a Misunderstood Population

It is another one of those times in the history of progressive health care. Time to embrace another group of individuals who deserve health care and yet have been marginalized up until this point. An underserved, unrecognized, and much deserving segment of the population. This time it is children — transgender children and teens. Because … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G Spots Florida communities have long been enthusiastic adopters of ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage school health programs. Now, things might be changing for the better. In May, the Broward County School Board voted unanimously to shift to using a comprehensive and age-appropriate sexuality education curriculum instead, beginning in kindergarten. The new curriculum will start being used in … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

Our food labels are getting a much-needed makeover, the first in more than 20 years! The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing several changes to the Nutrition Facts label that appears on all packaged foods, in order to aid consumers in making healthy choices. Proposed changes include making total calories per serving size more … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G SPOTS In 2011, chef Michel Nischan started a non-profit called “Wholesome Wave,” that provides redeemable prescriptions for fresh food at New York City farmers’ markets. Nischan started the group to promote access to fresh food after helping his sons control their Type 2 diabetes through healthy diets. Participants get $1 a day for everyone … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G Spots With the current advances in technology, it’s easy to stay connected with current events and our friends. So, it’s no surprise that doctors are following this trend as well — increasingly offering patients web portals, which have been successful in allowing patients to communicate with their doctors, make appointments, order drug refills, register … Continued