Health

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.
11 Bad Habits Killing LGBT People

11 Bad Habits Killing LGBT People

It's LGBT Health Month, but we may need the whole year to address our health issues.

Op-ed: Why Most Trans People Think Insurance Is a Dirty Word

Op-ed: Why Insurance Is a Dirty Word If You're Trans

Getting insurance coverage for transition-related expenses remains woefully byzantine.

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

Op-ed: What's Putting Your Health in Danger

It's National LGBT Health Awareness Week, and the prognosis for our community isn't good.

Who's Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer? Gay & Bi Men, That's Who

Who's Most Likely to Get Skin Cancer? Gay & Bi Men, That's Who

A new study indicates that gay and bisexual men are twice as likely as straight men to get skin cancer. The culprit? Indoor tanning.

Federal Court: Obamacare Protects Trans Health Care Patients

Federal Court: Obamacare Protects Trans Health Care Patients

For the first time, a federal court clarified that the Affordable Care Act prohibits discriminating against patients' gender identities.

European Court: Turkey Cannot Require Trans People to Be Sterilized

Turkey Cannot Require Trans People to Be Sterilized

Ten years after a trans man first sued Turkey's government, a European court of human rights found that he should not have been forced to get sterilized prior to being granted access to transition-related surgery.

Remembering Those Lost on Flight 17

Remembering Those Lost on Flight 17

When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was caught in the crosshairs of an ongoing war in Ukraine, six people dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS were killed. They are remembered here.

Op-ed: We're Still Too Shy When Talking About HIV

Op-ed: We're Still Too Shy When Talking About HIV

We’re still too reluctant to start vital conversations.

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