In a case that could have national implications, answering that question may help determine parents’ lawsuit in Massachusetts against public-school officials over ‘gender transitioning.’. Background The COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate an unprecedented impact on all aspects of everyday life across the world. However, those with historically and currently marginalized identities (i.e., gender or ethnicity) who already experience a wide range of structural inequities have been disproportionally impacted. LTNB are a particularly at-risk population as they lie at the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender identity, language, migration status, geographical location, among others, which could further increase their COVID-19 and other health-related risks and disparities. The objective of this study was to examine the impact of key social determinants of health (i.e., gender identity, country, health insurance, employment) among a sample of LTNB individuals. Methods The team implemented a cross-sectional exploratory design with an online survey technique using the secure web platforms REDcap and SurveyMonkey. A total of 133 participants completed the online survey. Most of the sample self-identified as transwomen (38.8%), transmen (26.3%), and non-binary (21.8%) between the ages of 21 to 72. All participants were Latinx living in either Puerto Rico (47.7%) or mainland United States (52.3%). Descriptive statistics, reliability tests, Mann-Whitney and rapid thematic analysis test were conducted. Results Findings show that most participants were always (38.1%) or almost always (33.3%) worried about contracting COVID-19. Individuals living in Puerto Rico reported more difficulties than those residing in the mainland US regarding COVID-19 impact on psychosocial, emotional, and COVID-related thinking. Most participants’ answers for the COVID-19 open-ended questions focused on three main domains: income, access to trans-affirmative health care, and coping strategies. Discussion Findings evidence that although most of LTNB participants were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in multiple aspects of their lives, those living in Puerto Rico experienced these differently when compared to those in mainland US. More research is needed to understand better the mechanisms and pathways through which this context specifically impacts LTNB health and wellbeing, particularly in Puerto Rico. This study could help shape the public health response taking into account the geographical location and other intersectional identities that play critical roles in the production and reproduction of inequities.Advocates say the comments made at an event held by the Superintendent of Public Instruction have real impacts for students and distract from the issues.

Once upon a time, in what seems like another era, “gay” was a term meaning “cheerful,” “carefree,” or “bright and showy.” By the 1960s, the. Universities UK (UUK), in partnership with the charity PAPYRUS, has published guidance for universities on the topic of suicide prevention. The clear message of this guidance is that universities can help save lives when they adopt a proactive approach to suicide prevention, which includes involving families, carers, and trusted contacts. Several bereaved parents have called for universities to share more information, saying this would have allowed them to intervene earlier and perhaps even save their children’s lives. UUK’s guidance explains how universities should make use of the “triangle of care”: the idea that students, professionals and loved ones should work together when supporting students with their mental wellbeing.Gender activists back legislation to remove custody from parents who refuse to treat their children as the opposite sex. Not on my watch.

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. Supreme Court threatens affirmative action; legislation to protect incarcerated pregnant people and pregnant workers; discrimination and Title IX.Drag shows across the country are being targeted at an increasing clip by protesters and politicians who demand that kids be banned from these events. There.

. Some administrators say outing a student could lead to child abuse or self-harm. Parents in court filings say they have a right to know.The executive order calls on the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services to increase access to gender-affirming health care and develop ways to counter state efforts aimed at limiting such treatments for transgender minors.Some experts doubt that classifying gender-affirming care as child abuse would hold up in court, but families still feel targeted by Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a legal opinion that gender-affirming care, including hormone therapy and surgery, were considered “child abuse” under state law, sparking outrage among the LGBTQ+ community and allies.Gender-affirming care is important for all transgender patients—including transgender physicians.

. They say the proposed law, along with similar anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, poses new risks to the emotional health of LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and their communities. Here are their tips if you’re struggling. .

The clinic had stopped accepting new patients after increased political pressure.Britain’s National Health Service closed a controversial clinic that provided gender-affirming care and puberty blockers to thousands of children, but it’s not yet clear whether the news could upend similar practices in the U.S.Gender-affirming policies can improve students’ mental health, according to a report co-led by Jessica Fish, a University of Maryland assistant professor in the family science department.Schools soon may be able to count populations of transgender youths. That would help with care, but the obstacles are huge, especially amid a cultural reckoning on identity issues.All Johns Hopkins insurance plans will be updated and aligned to offer a broad range of care, and enterprise systems have been updated to allow individuals to use chosen names. Their lives in a largely rural state can be especially difficult. They face bullying and isolation, and health resources are hard to come by.