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Lancet: World's Transgenders Do Not Receive Adequate Health Care

A report Friday in the Lancet medical journal says the world's 25 million transgender people - a population facing a 60 percent rate of depression, and who have an almost 50 times greater risk of the HIV virus than the general population - are not receiving adequate medical health care. "Many of the health challenges faced by transgender people are exacerbated by laws and policies that deny them gender recognition," says Sam Winter of Australia's Curtin University and...

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