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Exemptions from funding cuts are needed to ensure trans and non-binary people can get medical care. (Shutterstock)

Cuts to telehealth in Ontario mean fewer trans and non-binary people will have access to life-saving health care

The closure of the virtual Connect-Clinic means fewer trans and non-binary people will get the vital health-care services they need.
Achieving equity in global health requires addressing the root sources of inequity. Sabrina Bracher/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Health rights for trans people vary widely around the globe – achieving trans bliss and joy will require equity, social respect and legal protections

While gender-affirming health care is essential to the well-being of trans people, access to quality services varies significantly by geographic region and social context.
Transgender people of color face more than their share of discrimination and violence. We Are/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Transgender people of color face unique challenges as gender discrimination and racism intersect

Being both trans and a person of color comes with a unique set of challenges. Collectively working toward overcoming these barriers is one way this community fights for survival.
Gender-affirming care and social support can help trans youth thrive. Jonathan Kirn/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Transgender youth on puberty blockers and gender-affirming hormones have lower rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, a new study finds

A wealth of evidence supports the protective mental health effects of gender-affirming care, despite ongoing legislation that asserts otherwise.
A commonly cited statistic that 60 to 90 percent of gender dysphoric children grow up not to be transgender is based on studies that are deeply flawed. (Shutterstock)

Why ‘rapid-onset gender dysphoria’ is bad science

‘Rapid-onset gender dysphoria’ suggests children are being persuaded into transgender identities before they know what that means. This theory is best explained by transphobia and research study biases.

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