WHO: Risk of certain cancers is higher in transgender communities

A July 2015 report published by the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights distinct health risks for the world’s transgender community.

Of particular note is the measurably higher risk of cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancer faced by transgender men who retain genitalia they were born with. Due to stigma and social exclusion, many do not regularly receive gynecological examinations and concomitant cervical and ovarian screenings.

WHO’s findings dovetail with a report (pdf)...

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