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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.
Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

Taiwan Removes Surgical Barriers to Trans Citizens' Legal Recognition

With Taiwan's celebrated decision, the number of countries worldwide that require proof-of-surgery to change legal gender now drops to 28.

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

Op-ed: Let's Fight HIV, Not Our Sexuality

We must reframe the conversation about HIV prevention so it's about more than just condoms.

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence
December 23 2014 3:19 PM ET

FDA to Ease Blood Donor Ban, Still Sticking to One-Year Abstinence

There will be an opportunity to air concerns and recommendations by the public in a new policy to ease the ban on gay and bisexual male blood donations.

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

Op-ed: Spread Cheer, Not STIs, This Holiday Season

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers three resolutions to keep you healthy during the holidays.

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

New York Drops Medicaid's Ban on Trans Health Care

The good news keeps coming for New York's trans citizens seeking healthcare related to gender transition, even as advocates say some work still needs to be done.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

Federal Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners

Fed. Court Rules Dept. of Corrections Can Deny Care to Trans Prisoners

In overturning a decision that medically necessary gender-confirmation surgery should be provided to a transgender inmate, advocates worry the court has created a harmful precedent.

33 Adorable Pics of Project Runway's Mondo and His Partner

33 Adorable Pics of Mondo and His BF

Whether in bed, in drag, or at the beach, the fashion designer has never looked happier than beside his partner, Eddie.

The 5 Biggest Lies Gay Men Tell Themselves

The 5 Biggest Lies Gay Men Tell Themselves

Don't get so good at lying to yourself that you start to believe it's true.

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