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    Transgender People Are Taking Health Care Into Their Own Hands

    They’re changing the system. Around the world, conventional health care systems lag behind transgender patients’ needs — even getting basic treatment can be a struggle — but trans people are taking matters into their own hands. In many places, including France, accessing hormones and surgery means drastic measures like state-required sterilization. But using do-it-yourself systems, from individual crowdfunding campaigns to networks of advocates sharing information, trans activists are increasingly bypassing insurance providers and doctors who are reluctant to conform to a new gender reality.

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