Lesbian health

Second Edition Of ‘The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health’ On The Way

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Fenway takes pride in being an international leader in the field of LGBT health and research. In 2008, we published The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, the first medical textbook focused on LGBT-specific health disparities and needs. Today, we’re excited to announce that the second edition of this guide – full of new and updated health information and groundbreaking research – is on its way. The new edition, which will be released in February, is available for preorder now from the American College of Physicians (ACP). This guide will cover a wide variety of physical and 
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HRC Names Fenway Health 2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader

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Fenway Health has once again been named an LGBT Healthcare Equality Leader in the HRC’s annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). This title is in recognition of Fenway’s commitment to providing the LGBT community with healthcare that is accessible, respectful, and of the highest quality. The HEI 2014 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders are a select group of 426 national healthcare facilities that meet the HRC’s Core Four criteria. Leaders have established patient non-discrimination policies and employee non-discrimination policies, uphold equal visitation for LGBT patients and their visitors, and require staff to receive training in LGBT patient-centered care. Health is essential to 
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Ethos’ Out2Brunch Helps LBT Seniors Build Community

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Staying connected to the community can be a challenge for any senior citizen, and that challenge is even greater for those who are LGBT. Studies have shown that this demographic is often more isolated from their biological families than non-LGBT seniors. Additionally, LGBT elders are less likely to seek out medical, social, and housing services due to fear of institutional homophobia and transphobia. There is a serious demand for safe, supportive, and accessible spaces for the LGBT senior community. A partnership between elder services organization Ethos and the LGBT Aging Project has created one such safe space in the form 
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National Women’s Health Week: Advocate for your health!

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This week, May 13–19, marks the celebration of the 13th annual National Women’s Health Week. Initially, as I reflected upon the significance of this week, I felt uninspired. I realized I was disheartened and somewhat offended by the simplistic health messaging around National Women’s Health Week. Looking at other Women’s Health Week resources, I found the same general health advice: eat healthy, exercise, seek routine preventive care, avoid unhealthy behaviors, and foster good mental health. Yes, these are all vital to maintaining health, but hasn’t almost everyone heard this advice at least 100 times? And shouldn’t people of all genders 
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Recapping The Women’s Dinner Party 2012

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Thanks to everyone who helped make The Women’s Dinner Party a success! Urvashi Vaid accepting the Dr. Susan M. Love Award from Dr. Judith Bradford. All together, we raised over $375,000 in cash, pledges and in-kind support for Fenway Health’s life-saving services and programs for LGBT people. None of this would be possible without our supporters, sponsors, and the countless others who worked tirelessly to make this night happen. Dr. Susan M. Love Award honoree Urvashi Vaid made a powerful call to the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in the audience to ensure that leadership positions in the LGBT movement 
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