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Gender identity

Fenway Calls for Inclusion in IOM Report on Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in EHRs

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Last week, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies released a summary of presentations and discussions from the October 12 IOM workshop Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in Electronic Health Records. The one-day workshop brought together prominent health care organizations, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) health organizations, and groups involved in the development and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) to present varying viewpoints on the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in EHRs. That summary is available here. The release of the summary does not represent a new position statement or recommendations 
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Come Out For Health: National LGBT Health Awareness Week

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March 26–30, 2012 is National LGBT Health Awareness Week, highlighting the disparities in access to culturally competent care and positive health outcomes between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their heterosexual counterparts. The health of the LGBT community has long been at the heart of Fenway’s mission; and while we have seen great progress, we still have a long journey to true health equity. LGBT people have unique health and wellness needs and continue to be impacted by health disparities. For instance: Compared to other men, MSM are at increased risk of major depression during adolescence and adulthood, 
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Policy Focus: How to Gather Data On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity In Clinical Settings

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Yesterday, we shared the first of a new series of policy briefs from The Fenway Institute, Why gather data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings. The second, How to Gather Data On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings provides guidance on how to ask questions on patient registration forms and how clinicians can ask questions during medical visits. The briefs were authored by Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research, along with Judith Bradford, Co-chair and Director of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; Chris Grasso, Data Manager; and Harvey Makadon, Director of 
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Policy Focus: Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

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This month The Fenway Institute launched a series of Policy Focus briefs to highlight the importance of gathering sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings. The first, Why gather data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings explains how gathering such data will help us understand LGBT health disparities, and how it is consistent with key recommendations in Healthy People 2020, the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on LGBT health issues and research gaps, and the Affordable Care Act. Gathering such data in electronic health records (EHRs) is especially important.   Gathering such data is vital 
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Women’s Health: A feminist issue

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Do you believe that people of all sex and gender identities deserve equal rights? If you answered yes, then congratulations, you are a feminist! As a twenty-something woman, I often meet peers who are hesitant to label themselves as feminists. They express their aversion to the label in myriad ways: “I’m not a man-hater.” “I believe in equal rights but I don’t want to give up my femininity.” “We don’t need feminism any more.” These statements demonstrate some of the misconceptions surrounding the term feminist and what’s still at stake for women and gender minorities—misconceptions I believe hinder the progress 
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