Foreskin problems and circumcision The foreskin is a roll of skin that covers the end of the penis. When you’re born, the penis has a foreskin. People who have been circumcised have had their foreskin removed for cultural, religious, medical, or aesthetic reasons. If you do have a foreskin, it’s […]

By Sophia Narwitz, a writer and journalist from the US. Outside of her work on RT, she is a primary writer for Colin Moriarty’s Side Quest content, and she manages her own YouTube channel. Follow her on Twitter @SophNar0747 Prescriptions of hormones are on the rise as more people come out as […]

Medical professionals in the US and UK are sounding the alarm about the growing use of “hormonal and surgical interventions” for children who are confused about their gender identity, saying that more studies are required. Members of the conservative childrens’ advocacy group the American College of Pediatricians (ACP) wrote a letter on […]

In 1923 the term transsexual was first used to describe persons who felt profound discomfort with their biological sex. Today, medical treatment, sometimes together with surgery, allows transsexual persons to make a male-to-female (MTF) or female-to-male (FTM) transition and to live a gender-appropriate life. Sex reassignment involves a team of […]

KEY POINTS: Transgender people are 49 times more at risk of living with HIV compared to the general population. Transgender people often face social and legal exclusion, economic vulnerability, and are at an increased risk of experiencing violence. Disempowerment and low self-esteem make transgender women, in particular, less likely or […]

by Emen8, May 29, 2018 Are gay and bisexual men happy with their sex lives? And is anybody even asking about it?   The answers to both of these questions might be more important than you think. Recent initiatives like the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) are showing that sexual satisfaction for gay and […]

High HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men around the world is evidence that prevention strategies are failing to reach this group. Reports from 20 countries in 2009 and 2013 show that the percentage of men who have sex with men reached by HIV prevention programmes fell from […]

By James Wilton Anal sex is a common practice among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men and women, and transgender individuals and is a known risk factor for HIV infection and transmission. Therefore, it is important that education on HIV prevention includes accurate information on the fluids that […]

Words by Matthew Hodson | @Matthew_Hodson |    Photo: © Flickr.com/Nathan Ruper Let’s talk about PrEP. Or, let’s talk about how HIV treatment prevents the virus being passed on to sexual partners. When our virus is undetectable it is untransferable (U=U). How long do we go down either conversational road before someone starts talking […]

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