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 […]

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 […]

In sum, LGBT people do not by definition have a mental illness, but they have to contend with societal stigma and negative experiences that likely contribute to an increased vulnerability to mental illness. It is important to note, however, that despite this, most LGBT people ultimately live happy and health lives!

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