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Costa Rica court refuses to hear sex reassignment case
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica court refuses to hear sex reassignment case

The Tico Times - June 16, 2015

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court refused to hear a case asking the country's public health care system to pay for a sex reassignment surgery abroad, according to a…

Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Survey reveals hurdles for aging gay and lesbian couples in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 8, 2015

A new study released Thursday found that elderly gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are at high risk for “double discrimination” because of their age and…

Transgender Costa Ricans fight discrimination over name-change rights
Human rights
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Human rights
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Transgender Costa Ricans fight discrimination over name-change rights

Fabiola Pomareda - September 6, 2014

What’s in a name? For many transgender Costa Ricans, a lot. Starting with the fact that in many cases, the names on their government-issued IDs have nothing…

45 percent of Ticos think they can get HIV from a mosquito bite, says University of Costa Rica report
Health
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Health
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45 percent of Ticos think they can get HIV from a mosquito bite, says University of Costa Rica report

The Tico Times - June 12, 2014

Over 75 percent of young Costa Ricans surveyed do not know how HIV is transmitted or contracted, according to a new study from the University of Costa…

Art exhibit: ‘Cuerpo Ajeno’ examines the lives of the transgendered
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Art exhibit: ‘Cuerpo Ajeno’ examines the lives of the transgendered

The Tico Times - April 24, 2014

“People on the margins of society have always interested me,” says photographer Isabelle Courteix. “The idea to possibly work with transgendered people enchanted me.” A native of…