The scarlet letters: HPV

Queerly Political


It felt humanizing to receive health care that respected my sexual orientation. The doctors at Planned Parenthood understood that neither gender nor sex is a binary.
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Trans students deserve trans-friendly university

The Tang Center and SHIP are finally making moves to be more trans-friendly, and AHCA is stalling in the senate. For anybody that cares about our healthcare system, things are looking up. Beginning August 1, SHIP will begin covering a handful of gender confirming treatments and surgeries for UC Berkeley
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Healthcare equality for all genders

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“Are you sure you don’t need a pregnancy test?” “I swear I don’t. I’ve been on testosterone for the past year, and I’ve only been having sex with people with vaginas.” There’s bemused frustration in UC Berkeley junior Benji Delgadillo’s voice as they recount their interaction with their primary care
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UC officials need to adhere to labor contract

If you sign a contract, you have to follow the contract. Seems simple, right? Yet the University of California seems to have a problem understanding the need to adhere to the contract it signed with UC postdoctoral scholars.
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Obamacare falls short of country’s needs

There is a problem with health care in America, and it doesn’t take a Democrat or Republican to realize that. Today, 48 million Americans are uninsured, and medical bills are the No. 1 source of private bankruptcy in America. Something needs to be done, but that something is not the
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Campus ‘Great Debate’

Representatives of Cal Berkeley Democrats and Berkeley College Republicans presented their best case to reform education, public pensions and healthcare within California in “The Great Debate: The Storm to Reform,” which was sponsored by both student political parties. Check out the article here: Filmed by Alexandra Campbell Edited by
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Professor Robert Reich

10 things you missed from yesterday’s Robert Reich panel

For those of you who are midterm-submerged, cheeks-still-bulging-from-Taco-Tuesday fare, the Clog has come to fill your political fix. To help you make those A+ contributions to your discussion (or impress that attractive poli sci GSI), we’ve compiled a list of the most important takeaways from the Federal Budget panel Wednesday
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Stop discrimination in health care for postdocs

For the thousands of international students and researchers who come to U.S. universities each year, the academy is seen as a beacon of opportunity where the people who work the hardest and have the best ideas rise to the top. To a union representing more than 6,000 postdoctoral scholars (also
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Switching to solid ground

Healthcare workers at Alta Bates will be switching to new union for stronger benefits

Whether it’s Alta Bates Summit Hospital rising above Ashby and Telegraph, or the Herrick Campus serving psychiatric patients, or the towering complex of health facilities at the Summit Campus near Downtown Oakland, East Bay residents are intimately familiar with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. These are hospitals where our children
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