Keren Landman

LGBTQ

Doctors Refuse to Treat Trans Patients More Often Than You Think

New federal regulations are intended to help doctors refuse service based on religious or moral grounds. For trans patients, they may make a bad situation much worse.
Keren Landman
1.29.18
LGBTQ

The Future of Transgender Healthcare Is Online

Transgender patients often travel long distances and pay more for less-than-competent medical care. But as doctors embrace virtual treatment models, those problems may soon be obsolete.
Keren Landman
1.10.18
LGBTQ

The FDA Has Approved Generic PrEP—but Access May Remain Difficult

Experts cited complicated factors, like patient and doctor awareness and the unique way the US HIV medication market functions, as reasons not to get your hopes up.
Keren Landman
6.15.17
LGBTQ

The Next Generation of Doctors Will Be Better at Treating Trans Patients

Too few schools have trans-specific content in their curriculum, but things are changing for the better.
Keren Landman
2.20.17
LGBTQ

Trans Teens and Adults Still Face Unanswered Questions About Fertility

Doctors still don't know exactly how hormone therapy affects egg or sperm production.
Keren Landman
1.2.17
Stuff

Why Has Cuba's HIV-Infected Population Doubled This Decade?

The country famously—and controversially—quarantined its HIV-infected population at the onset of the crisis, and maintained an aggressive approach to containing its spread for decades after. But recent reports suggest a dramatic and troubling shift.
Keren Landman
12.1.16
Stuff

By Mandating Condoms in Porn, California's Prop 60 Could Overturn the Industry

Porn performers, newspapers, both major political parties, and sexual-health advocacy groups oppose a proposed law mandating condoms in porn. But at the heart of the debate lay the rights of all workers—including sex workers—to workplace safety.
Keren Landman
11.7.16
News

Why Aren't Doctors Prescribing PrEP?

PrEP is a near-miraculous tool to fight HIV, but blind spots in our healthcare system and clinician biases may be inhibiting its use.
Keren Landman
10.20.16
Stuff

Being Gay in America Still Carries Stigma

In a study comparing the experiences of gay men from America and Africa, researchers found that Americans face much more stigma than one might expect.
Keren Landman
9.27.16
Health

Budget Cuts Made Hawaii a Breeding Ground for Dengue

Dengue has been plaguing Hawaii. And now experts say that the archipelago's limited capacity to manage its mosquito population, thanks to austerity cuts a few years ago, set the stage for this outbreak.
Keren Landman
2.12.16