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Discover the Health section of The Advocate, where readers can find the latest news on medicine, fitness, mental and physical wellbeing, scientific developments, and diseases that affect the LGBT community. Read the most recent on gay health, AIDS and HIV news, pregnancy and sex from experts like doctors and researchers. Learn about news related to health insurance, statistics, changing laws and government policy, and tools that can be used in preventing and curing illnesses in the United States and beyond.

Transgender surgeries are life-saving for people suffering from gender dysphoria. That's why the ACLU of Minnesota is fighting to lift the state's ban on the use of Medicaid funds for them. 

December 18 2015 4:27 PM

The pharma CEO, now hit with securities fraud charges, is a potent symbol of corporate greed. Now we need to learn from Shkreli's bad example and reform his industry, writes Kit Williamson.

December 18 2015 4:47 AM

The organization claims patients don't want to take the regimen.

December 17 2015 6:07 PM

The director for sexual health and advocacy at is a kinky leatherman from Germany, ready to (consensually) beat the internalized shame out of America. 

December 17 2015 6:21 AM

Writer and public health consultant Willy Wilkinson shares a searing excerpt from his new memoir, Born on the Edge of Race and Gender.

December 17 2015 5:17 AM