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For Bay Area trans women, facial feminization surgery helps complete their transition

Diana Days’ face was swollen. Bruised purplish-blue lines curved along the top of her cheeks beneath her grey eyes and full eyebrows—which she intentionally had not plucked while waiting for surgery—and followed her newly-shrunken brow bone. She had recently undergone a process known as “brow bossing,” in which the brow bone is sawed down by…

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Oakland trans man endures fraught process for surgery

For the past 8 years, Oakland resident Eliot Daughtry has been trying to get three insurance agencies to approve his request for a hysterectomy. All three have denied him access to the procedure. On September 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began a 60-day public comment period on a proposed rule called “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities.” If implemented, the Affordable Care Act’s ban on discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, or age would be amended to include gender identity.

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Sea lion recovering after muzzle surgery

Sgt. Nevis, a 650-pound California sea lion that was shot in the face 10 months ago by a fisherman on the Sacramento River, is recovering from a 2-hour facial reconstructive surgery performed Friday morning at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, according to a statement on the Marine Mammal Center website. The center rescued Sgt.…

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Sea lion undergoing reconstructive muzzle surgery

A California sea lion is undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair its muzzle, which was damaged by an apparent gunshot wound. The sea lion, named Sgt. Nevis, is believed to be the first of its species to receive such a procedure. Surgery was scheduled to begin 10 a.m. today at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo.

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