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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.

House Bill 3391 is about Church v State

Bill would expand reproductive care access -- with abortion becoming a sticking point amongst religious healthcare providers

Guest Opinion-  Life comes with many shades of gray. When people confront tragedies and circumstances beyond their control, they have to make difficult choices that may shake their moral compass.

Providence Threatens to Leave Oregon Insurance Market Over Bill that Would Ensure Abortion Access

House Bill 3391, the comprehensive reproductive health bill, requires abortion, vasectomies and contraceptive care be covered at no additional out-of-pocket costs to consumers, gives postpartum care to low-income unauthorized immigrants, and adds further clarity to stop insurers from discriminating against transgender individuals.

Providence Health Plan has threatened to pull out of the state health insurance market if they are forced to cover abortion services, citing First Amendment rights in an effort to block a bill that requires coverage of abortion and other reproductive health services with no additional cost-sharin

House Passes Bill Protecting Transgender Oregonians

HB 2673 streamlines the process for changing name, gender on vital records

The Oregon House today passed House Bill 2673, which streamlines and makes private the process to update name and gender on personal vital records for transgender individuals.

Transgender Oregonians Earn Clarity from State, but Health Coverage Still Raising GOP Ire

The Oregon Health Plan began coverage for transgender-specific healthcare services in January, but clearer guidelines were needed to explain the evaluation for eligibility. After a Fox News report criticized the state policy, a Grants Pass Republican has called for a bill to increase the age of medical consent for transgender care.

New guidelines from the Health Evidence Review Commission should ease the process for low-income Oregonians to seek care for medical needs related to their transgender identity, but a renewed critique of the policy from a conservative Republican reiterates how common it remains for the population

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