Transitioning is possible after going through puberty, but it’s much more difficult for trans people to look the way they want to look.
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Puberty-suppression therapy gives trans teens the gift of time and the ability to attain a more desirable appearance.
Significant reform of youth mental health care in Canada is needed to address the high rates of mental illness in young people.
High rates of youth mental illness show the urgent need for accessible, affordable and research-backed mental health care. It’s crucial to include young people’s voices in shaping these resources.
Demonstrators hold a vigil marking the death of Joyce Echaquan, who recorded insults hurled at her by staff at the Joliette, QC, hospital while she was there for treatment.
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Joyce’s Principle seeks to shift the way health services are provided to Indigenous communities and ensure they are free of discrimination.
COVID-19 restrictions like physical distancing and cashless payment are making life more difficult for those already vulnerable.
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in the health-care system that leave those without identification documents vulnerable.
Farmworkers are essential workers who must decide every morning whether they will leave their home to work the fields to provide for their families and the nation.
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In the wake of COVID-19, researchers can become trusted figures of authority who can re-appropriate their networks, skills and knowledge to better the lives of vulnerable populations.
Given the current health crisis, seniors are highly vulnerable, yet can face significant costs for health care.
Despite significant differences in their systems, both countries share the challenge of having to reduce the cost of health and long-term care for older citizens.
Protesters in São Paulo declare ‘Black Lives Matter’ at a June 7 protest spurred by both U.S. anti-racist protests and the coronavirus’s heavy toll on black Brazilians.
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In Brazil, black COVID-19 patients are dying at higher rates than white patients. Worse housing quality, working conditions and health care help to explain the pandemic’s racially disparate toll.
The core egalitarian principle of the NHS could be under threat in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s difficult to enforce social distancing in refugee camp settings.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem and solutions must also be found for the most vulnerable populations.
Dr. Kyle Parks, the only surgeon at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, Ga. The hospital struggles to stay in business while serving large numbers of rural poor.
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Americans who live in rural parts of the country have fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals than those who live in cities. It also appears that insurers are working against them.
Child health care remains uneven in South Africa and varies between provinces and districts.
Children’s right to health is paramount: here’s what needs to be done to build a child-centred health care system.
Abortion rights supporters in Missouri take part in a protest, after state lawmakers passed rules aimed at closing Missouri’s only abortion clinic, May 30, 2019.
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Young, poor, single and a mother of two: This is the profile of most women in the US and Northern Ireland who seek financial assistance to help pay for an abortion.
Children who aren’t South African citizens struggle to access affordable health and education.
South Africa is violating its own Constitution, and international obligations when it comes to undocumented children.
No longer tangled and pointing in the right direction.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
A younger Dr Trudy Thomas engaging with a community in St Mathews en route to visit a clinic.
The tale of an unsung South African hero in the field of community health.
A nurse weighs a baby at a clinic in Accra, Ghana.
For healthcare to be accessible, affordable and equal, policies and programmes that promote universal health coverage need to be based on evidence.
The high cost of cancer drugs in South Africa has come under the spotlight with an investigation by the Competition Commission in the country.
An empty wheelchair – or is there a person there we do not see?
For many of the nation’s poor, food and shelter are more important than health care. Questions of insurance coverage loom broadly, but another question lingers: how to treat the poor we do not see.
Across the world many countries issue pregnancy grants to support mothers-to-be. South Africa has a progressive social security grant system, but it does not support this vulnerable group.
A family dairy farm in Gilmanton Ironworks, New Hampshire.
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Are you part of the 86 percent of Americans who do not live in rural America? Here’s why Trump’s choice to lead the USDA matters to you.