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Celebrate Pride with Fenway Women’s Health

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June is finally here, and that means one thing: it’s Pride month! Excitement is in the air as we prepare for the dozens of events happening in the next few weeks. We celebrate Pride as a time to recognize all people within the LGBT community and the unique experiences, perspectives and histories that make our community so strong.  From parade floats and parties, to movie screenings and workshops, there’s something for everyone as we rally around the mission to strengthen community connections, promote our identities, and increase visibility. We hope you’ll be out there alongside us. Here are a few 
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Problem with Pink

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Even with all of the vibrant red, yellow and orange leaves sprinkling the trees this time of year, October is the month of pink. Every October we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer through fundraisers, educational events and many, many pink products. Similarly, during February’s Heart Disease Awareness Month, famous women don red dresses on the runways of New York Fashion Week to raise awareness of heart disease as part of the National Institute of Health’s “The Heart Truth” campaign. Feminine images—a red dress, a bright pink tank top—are increasingly used 
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Fenway screens groundbreaking documentary on sexual assault in the military

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Sometimes a great work of journalism can transform public conversation. This is the case with the ground-breaking documentary, Invisible War, which brought national attention to the issue of sexual assault in the military. The movie explores the systematic cover-up, underreporting, and lack of prosecution that have allowed the issue to go unrecognized and unaddressed, despite the “zero-tolerance” sexual assault policy of the Department of Defense (DOD). According to the Pentagon’s most recent survey of active-duty members, there were an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year. However, the number of sexual assaults that was officially documented was far 
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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a nationwide observance to share knowledge and take action on the disease’s impact on women and girls. About 25 percent of the people living with HIV in the United States are women. A number of social factors like income, intimate partner violence, and access to health care can make HIV prevention much more difficult for women in some communities. Black women have been especially hard-hit by the epidemic and represent two-thirds of new infections. Several other factors can put a woman at high risk for HIV: Sexually transmitted diseases. Having 
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Take Charge! Series can help you adopt healthier habits

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Did you know that Fenway offers free health education workshops? The Take Charge! Series is in full swing here at Fenway, teaching participants to adopt habits to cultivate longer and healthier lives. The topics of the Take Charge! Series include: nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation, sexual health, sleep habits, and healthy relationships. Check the calendar for these upcoming workshops! Smoking Cessation: July 10 Individuals who smoke are often met with harsh criticism. This session will help participants explore uncertainty about quitting in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. We will review the risks of smoking and benefits of quitting, but will focus 
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