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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: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

Op-ed: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

A blood policy based on behavior, not identity, is needed.

How to Date an HIV-Negative Guy

How to Date an HIV-Negative Guy

Think your status is the only one that matters? You're wrong.

STUDY: LGB Teens Need Birth Control Info Too

STUDY: LGB Teens Need Birth Control Info Too

These teens appear to be at greater risk for pregnancy than straight teenagers, a new study indicates.

Op-ed: We Must Protect Disabled LGBT Adults From Conversion Therapy

Op-ed: LGBT Adults Need Protection From Conversion Therapy

The government is helping to fund 'ex-gay' and 'ex-trans' programs for disabled LGBT adults, and it must stop.

6 Questions On How Life Ball Fights Stigma

6 Questions On How Life Ball Fights Stigma

Gery Keszler, founder of one of the largest and most glamorous AIDS fundraising events worldwide, on the ongoing mission to fight stigma.

FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban
May 13 2015 1:10 PM ET

HRC Blasts FDA's Revised Blood Ban

Civil rights groups say the FDA's new guidelines are 'unacceptable' for retaining restrictions on blood donations by sexually active gay and bisexual men. And for transgender donors, there's also a change in the works.

Turned Away for Being Transgender, Seattle Woman Sues Blood Bank

Turned Away for Being Trans, Seattle Woman Sues Blood Bank

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration still categorizes transgender women as 'men who have sex with men,' meaning they're considered 'higher risk' in formal recommendations to blood banks.

Federal Gov: Health Insurers Can't Deny Transgender Patients Preventive Care

Feds: No, Insurers Can't Deny Care to Trans Patients

Preventive screenings and treatments should be based on body parts, not gender identity, say trans advocates — and the federal government agrees.

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