How doctors in Texas are trying to protect transgender patients from a persistent threat: HIV

The population is so vulnerable because the stigmatized place that transgender people occupy in society translates into extremely high rates of poverty, substance abuse, mental health difficulties, homelessness and incarceration — all of which increase the odds of having sex without condoms or sharing needles, the two most common ways that HIV is spread in Read more

The FDA, the DSM, Gender Equality, and “Female Viagra”

The committee had voted 18-6, in a surprise reversal, to recommend that the organization now approve flibanserin as capable of treating low sexual desire in women. The decision was made even after the APA agreed to drop “Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder” in women from DSM-5 after controversy about its validity and setting—the disorder’s definition in Read more

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