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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.
Op-ed: Sexual Education in America Is Failing Us

Op-ed: Sexual Education in America Is Failing Us

Why our deeply rooted hangups about sex are not helping the cause of LGBT equality — or kids' self-image.

Day 3: Reducing the Risk of HIV is Possible

PHOTOS: 10 Guardians and Their Pets Helped by PAWS/LA

10 Guardians and Their Pets Who Got The Help They Needed

PAWS/LA helps over 1,700 people debilitated by illness and age to keep their furry friends. Here are just a few.

Day 2: Gay and Bisexual Men are High Risk

Day 1: Alarming Jump in HIV Infection Rate

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?

Op-ed: Are You Being Served — Medically?

Two small steps from the federal government could make trips to medical professionals a little more, well, professional.

STUDY: Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

Blocking Puberty Is Beneficial for Transgender Youth

New research finds that trans youth who delay puberty's effects before planning their transition are happy and well-functioning.

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

This week, Denmark became the first country to allow a legal gender change without a medical statement — but advocates say the law isn't perfect.

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