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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.

New York's Center for Anti-Violence Education, which is hosting a free self-defense class for LGBT adults Saturday, offers advice on how to stay safe in the face of a dangerous homophobe or anti-trans maniac.

December 10 2015 4:00 AM

Amid public opposition, the city enacts the ban, which applies to state-licensed therapists operating within the city limits.

December 09 2015 11:48 PM

Untangling the complications surrounding Obamacare and trans-specific exclusions.

December 09 2015 6:00 AM

An ordinance banning use of the practice on young people was approved by a City Council committee Monday; the full council will take it up Wednesday.

8:51 PM

Although the overall number of new cases of HIV has fallen in the United States, black and Latino gay and bi men continue to see a rise.

December 07 2015 5:55 PM

This writer has a few words for his eventual partner, whoever he may be. 

December 07 2015 7:55 AM