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October 2012

National Coming Out Day: Come Out for Your Health

By | LGBT Health, Youth | No Comments
October 11 is National Coming Out Day, celebrating those who publicly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), and allies. Coming Out Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the courage it can take to live openly as LGBT and raise awareness about the issues that still face our community. Whether or not to come out is a deeply personal decision—and one that might not be right for everyone. For those who decide coming out is right for them, the experience can be extremely powerful and rewarding. People who come out can experience a boost in their well-being—experiencing less anger, less 
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HPV Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Cancers and Genital Warts, Especially for Women and Gay Men

By | Health Policy, LGBT Health, Research, The Fenway Institute | No Comments
Human papilloma virus (HPV)—contracted by six million Americans each year, mostly through sexual contact—is preventable through a vaccine now recommended for all females and males age 11 to 26. However, vaccination rates remain low in the U.S., in part because only one-third of doctors prescribe the vaccine to eligible patients, according to an analysis by The Fenway Institute released today. HPV infection can lead to genital warts and certain types of cancer. “HPV vaccine could prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer, anal cancer, oropharyngeal and other cancers each year,” said Kenneth Mayer, MD, Medical Research Director and Co-Chair of 
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Construction Update: October 1

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The build-out of the fourth, fifth and part of the sixth floors at Fenway Health’s Ansin Building continues on schedule and will be completed in the coming weeks. As you’ve probably heard, we’re building out the fourth floor for additional medical space for additional providers and new services such as digital imaging, bone density screenings and mammograms. The fifth floor will be built out to accommodate the rapidly expanding work of The Fenway Institute. We are also doubling the size of the Dental department on the sixth floor! Check out the photos below. The last time you saw it, it 
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