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OHSU President Affirms Commitment to Transgender Patients, as University Ends Financial Year on Upbeat Note

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The hospital performed more than 12 percent of U.S. gender-affirming surgeries in 2016, Joe Robertson told OHSU Board of Trustees. Now it has turned its attention to restrooms.

Oregon Health & Science University is doubling down on efforts to be welcoming for transgender patients, employees and students, both as a campus and a provider of medical services, OHSU President Joe Robertson said on Thursday.

Reproductive Health Access Problematic for Undocumented, Transgender Population

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners provides a forum for voices who say even in a state known for legal access to reproductive health, many from underserved communities face other access barriers.

Carima Guzman was born in Columbia but lives in Oregon working with Latina survivors of sexual assault. She told the commissioners about the difficulties women without health insurance face navigating the system to get birth control or STI treatment.

Safer Schools Certification Program in 'Building Mode'

The program seeks to certify that schools are in compliance with the Oregon Safe Schools Act passed in 2009

Anti-bullying advocates are in the early stages of creating a certification program that would make certain schools have policies and procedures in place to protect children and teenagers from bullying – and to ensure that certain groups of students are not disproportionately punished under anti-

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