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.
WATCH: Alan Cumming Challenges You to Be Celibate for a Year

WATCH: Alan Cumming Challenges You to Be Celibate for a Year

He’s even thought up some good alternatives to doing it.

British Clinic: Young Trans Patients Have Increased Five-Fold in Four Years

British Clinic Sees 5 Times More Young Trans Patients Than 4 Years Ago

As trans youth become open and comfortable with their identities at younger ages, health trends may see positive changes, reports a London health clinic.

Op-ed: A Gay Man’s Voice in the Eating Disorder Conversation

Op-ed: A Gay Man’s Voice in the Eating Disorder Conversation

Eating disorders are prevalent among gay, bisexual, and transgender men, but it isn't always easy to find help.

Op-ed: How Do We Stop the HIV Crisis Among Gay Black Men?

Op-ed: How to Stop the HIV Crisis Among Gay Black Men?

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let us help work to save the communities that are most at risk for the virus.

Israel, Canada Relax Surgical Barriers for Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Israel, Canada Relax Barriers for Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Officials from both Israel and Manitoba explained their new ID policy changes as a way to keep up with modern times.

To The FDA, Everyone Transgender Is a Gay Man

To The FDA, Everyone Transgender Is a Gay Man

There's a secret in the federal blood donation policy: it treats all transgender people — male or female — like they're gay or bisexual men.

STUDY: Transgender Kids Are Not 'Confused' About Their Gender Identities

STUDY: No, Trans Kids Are Not 'Confused' 

Stony Brook University researchers say we can do away with the social narrative depicting trans kids as 'pretending' or unclear about their gender identities.

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