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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.
WATCH: Obamacare Opens Doors for Trans People, But Hurdles Still Exist

WATCH: What Obamacare Can Do For Trans People

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, transgender people like Devin Payne are able to obtain the health coverage they need. But obstacles to treatment endure.

Poll: LGBT Americans Still Lag Straights in Measures of Well-Being

How Well Are LGBT People Doing?

The disparity is particularly great for women, according to the study.

Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Antigay Activist Uses Robin Williams's Death to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Peter Sprigg's circuitous argument: Williams's suicide shows rehab doesn't always work, and therefore reparative therapy is no less successful than rehab.

WATCH: Man Sues After Being Diagnosed as 'Chronic' Homosexual

WATCH: Man Sues After Being Diagnosed as 'Chronic' Homosexual

Matthew Moore thought he'd convinced his doctor to remove an outdated reference to his homosexuality on his medical records last year, until he obtained a copy this spring.

Oregon Removes State Medicaid's Trans Exclusions

Good News For Low-Income Trans Oregonians

Following in the footsteps of California, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., Oregon will begin offering transition-related care to transgender residents as part of the state's Medicaid program.

After Suicide, Gay Teen's Eye Donation Rejected Due to Sexual Orientation

After Suicide, Gay Teen Rejected for Eye Donation

After her 16-year-old son committed suicide, an Iowa mother was outraged to learn that some of his organs had been rejected for donation because he was gay.

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures Among Doctors and LGBTs

'Truvada Whore' Stigma Endures — Even Among Doctors

Despite the green light from the CDC and WHO, the stigma against using HIV prevention medication continues in both the LGBT and medical communities.

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

First Rick Wiles speculated about President Obama intentionally spreading the virus; then he said Ebola 'could solve America's problems.'

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