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  • 6th September 2012

    US medical body changes advice on circumcision 146

    The AAP has now changed its policy on newborn male circumcision

    10:50 AM — The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has changed its policy on the procedure and is no longer opposed to the routine circumcision of male new born babies.

  • 10th June 2012

    Medical body calls on NHS to extend HPV vaccination to gay men 8

    The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has reduced in incidence among heterosexual men and women due to NHS-based vaccination

    1:10 PM — A group of health professionals, men's health charities, and senior politicians are set to call on the NHS to extend vaccination against carcinogenic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to gay men, the Guardian reports.

  • 22nd May 2012

    Gay couples and women over 40 to receive fertility treatment through NHS 11

    NICE guidelines says same-sex couples should be given the chance to conceive through IUI and IVF treatments.

    10:40 AM — Same-sex couples and women over 40 will be entitled to free in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment through the National Health Service (NHS), for the first time according to guidelines to be published today.

  • 24th April 2012

    Stonewall survey: NHS ‘failing gay and bisexual men’ 29

    The survey has found that a third of respondents had a negative experience with NHS.

    10:33 PM — A large-scale health study in the UK has found that gay and bisexual men are neglected and discriminated against by the NHS, which, rather than focusing on their propensity for self-harm, suicide and severe depression, concentrates solely on their sexual health.

  • 14th March 2012

    Gays urged to ditch the cigarettes on No Smoking Day 18

    36 percent of gay men smoke (Photo: Flickr user e pants)

    11:57 AM — Gay smokers have been urged to give up on the British Heart Foundation's 29th annual No Smoking Day. Over a third of gay men in the UK smoke, compared with the national average of 21 per cent.

  • 27th October 2011

    Government says it must do more to tackle HIV 128

    HIV rates continue to rise

    3:35 PM — Health secretary Andrew Lansley has admitted that the government can and should do more to tackle HIV rates. In a response to a recent House of Lords report on HIV and AIDS, he agreed that investment in HIV prevention would offer "significant savings" in the short and long term.

  • 26th September 2011

    Transgender woman says she has been left ‘half man’ by NHS surgery refusal 81

    Cathy Ann Daniels has been told her surgery is for cosmetic reasons

    3:39 PM — A transgender woman from Burnley has accused the NHS of leaving her "half man, half woman" by refusing to pay for her breast surgery. Cathy Ann Daniels, 57, was born physically male and has had some surgery.

  • 8th June 2011

    London hospitals to offer routine HIV tests to A&E patients 40

    London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will be the first in the UK to offer routine HIV tests.

    1:06 PM — Two hospitals in London are to offer routine HIV tests to Accident and Emergency (A&E) patients, making them the first in the UK to do so and aiming to save lives by reducing the number of cases of undiagnosed HIV.

  • 5th January 2011

    Trans woman performs DIY castration 22

    The trans woman was said to have been determined to have the surgery

    2:56 PM — A transgender woman in North Derbyshire was treated in hospital after a DIY castration. The patient, 22, is said to have been determined to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

  • 1st December 2010

    Exclusive: NHS trust stops referrals for transgender treatment 104

    NHS Kent have stopped referrals for transgender treatment

    8:14 PM — An NHS trust has been criticised for temporarily stopping treatment referrals for transgender people. NHS West Kent is also ceasing referrals for gastric band surgery and couples seeking IVF but trans campaigners say people with these conditions do not have a high suicide rate, unlike trans people waiting for treatment.

  • 25th May 2010

    Trans woman refused NHS breast operation 81

    The NHS refused Ms "C" a breast augmentation

    11:00 AM — A trans woman from Reading has lost her High Court battle to have an NHS-funded operation to augment her bust, which failed to develop properly following hormone treatment.

  • 21st January 2010

    NHS review calls for clearer cervical cancer guidance for lesbians 2

    The report urged more guidance for lesbians

    3:36 PM — An NHS review on cervical cancer has said that more should be done to raise awareness of cervical cancer in lesbians. Historically, it was believed that the HPV virus, one of the causes of cervical cancer, could only be transmitted through sexual contact with men.

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