Tuesday , 17 October 2017

Tag Archives: health

WHO set to declassify trans identity as mental disorder…but is it enough?

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  It has recently been announced that the World Health Organisation is proposing – finally – to remove transgender identity and gender dysphoria from its list of mental health disorders. The list, known as the ICD-10, describes gender dysphoria as “the urge to belong to the opposite sex that may include surgical procedures to modify the sex organs in order to ...

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Charity says LGBT people face discrimination as they die

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  A leading UK charity has published a report, which claims nearly three-quarters (74%) of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are not confident that health and social care services provide sensitive end of life care for their needs. The report suggests that LGBT people often experience delay in accessing the care they need and are more likely to have ...

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First case of Zika transmission involving sex between gay men reported

This is a digitally-colorised transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles, here colored blue

The Zika virus has now been reported as have been transmitted through sex between two gay men, by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC said a case of sexual transmission that occurred in Dallas in January that was reported in the media in early February — involved two men. The findings were published in the CDC’s ...

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UK government concerned over youth anal sex

Government says anal sex in youth is "risky" and "unwelcome"

The UK government has expressed its concern at the increasing number of  “young people engaging in anal intercourse” which is seen as “risky”, “unrealistic” and “harmful”. Sexual health campaigners slam the report as a “unhelpful” and if implemented likely to cause “an increase in risky behaviour”. The Government’s concerns were cited in a consultation paper Child Safety Online: Age Verification ...

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Scottish Lib Dems call for review of Gender Identity Clinic support

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  Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesman Jim Hume MSP today called on the Health Secretary to review support provided for Gender Identity Clinics (GICs) after new figures revealed the average waiting time for a first appointment at two of Scotland’s GICs is more than a year. A report published this week by UK Trans Info included data on Scotland for ...

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Shortage of doctors results in unnecessary distress for trans people

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  A shortage of doctors qualified in helping people to transition is potentially leading to increased mental and physical ill-health, The Herald has reported. Statistics have revealed that several hundred Scots are waiting for up to a year for treatment due to a chronic shortage of specialised medical staff. The inevitable results of delays in receiving treatment are increased levels ...

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World Hepatitis Summit held in Glasgow

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  The inaugural World Hepatitis Summit is being held in Glasgow’s SECC, running from 2nd to 4th Stepmber. The conference has been organised jointly by the World Health Association (WHO) and the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA). It is being hosted by the Scottish government and supported by Glasgow Caledonian University, and aims to “address the overwhelming global burden of viral ...

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One in ten health professionals witness colleagues express belief in gay “cure”

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Research released today from Stonewall Scotland – the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity – reveals that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are facing unhealthy attitudes from health and social care professionals. The YouGov research conducted for Stonewall, which surveyed 3,001 health and social care workers across Britain, found that an astonishing 9 per cent of health ...

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Safety advice issued for LGBTI travellers

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NHS Scotland and Health Protection Scotland have issued an advice statement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) travellers. Noting that attitudes towards LGBTI people “vary significantly around the world”, and that in almost eighty countries homosexuality remains criminal, the organisations are encouraging travellers to carefully research the laws of the countries they are visiting in advance They also ...

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Gay men “should receive HPV vaccination”

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Government advisors have recommended HPV vaccination to gay men, but campaigners call for a gender neutral regime to protect all of Scotland and the rest of the UK’s population, saying the current regime is dangerous and discriminatory. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)  has advised the government to provide the HPV vaccine to sexually active gay men on ...

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