The National Health Service in England announced on Thursday that it was shutting down the country’s only youth gender clinic in favor of a more distributed and comprehensive network of medical care for adolescents seeking hormones and other gender treatments. The closure followed an external review of the Tavistock clinicContinue Reading

As the United States has grappled with the unfolding consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision overruling Roe v. Wade, one question lurks between the lines of court opinions and news stories alike: Why are the risks of pregnancy so rarely discussed anywhere, even though that information is relevant not justContinue Reading

Andrea Prudente, a 38-year-old photographer who lives near Seattle, and her partner, Jay Weeldreyer, expected their trip to Malta to be a “babymoon” where they could connect with each other while enjoying the Mediterranean sun and local sights. But a few days after they arrived in Malta on June 5,Continue Reading

For Americans who need health insurance, now is the time to sign up. The end of the 2022 open enrollment period for Obamacare marketplaces in most states is Saturday. So far, a record 14.2 million Americans have enrolled in marketplace coverage for this year, according to the Centers for MedicareContinue Reading

A record number of Americans have signed up for health plans through the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces for 2022, after Congress lowered the cost of Obamacare insurance and the pandemic rocked many Americans’ employer-provided coverage. The Department of Health and Human Services said on Wednesday that 13.6 million people hadContinue Reading

The variant was first spotted by scientists in southern Africa and is now known to be present in more than 30 countries including the United States. It has mutations that scientists say may allow it to spread more quickly and cause more breakthrough infections in vaccinated or previously infected people,Continue Reading