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AAMC Releases Health Care Guidelines For Patients That Are LGBT, Gender Nonconforming, Or Born With Differences Of Sex Development

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The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) has released the first guidelines for training physicians to care for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), gender nonconforming, or born with differences of sex development (DSD). Until now, there have been no formal comprehensive standards to help medical schools and health care organizations train providers in the health care needs of these patients. Boston’s Jennifer Potter, MD, Director of Women’s Health at Fenway Health and Director of Women’s Health Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, played a key role in shaping these guidelines as a member of the AAMC 
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An Update from the National LGBT Health Education Center

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Over the past few years, the National LGBT Health Education Center has been building relationships in areas of the country that have not previously had many opportunities to focus on LGBT health care. As highlighted in Making Life Healthier in February, the Education Center has been busy extending our reach into the south including states such as Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. These advances have created much headway in improving the care delivered to LGBT Americans living in the south. In addition to these significant advances, the Education Center has been fortunate to foster relationships with Primary Care Associations in western 
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New Report Shines Light On LGBT Intimate Partner Violence

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and across the country, long-needed discussions about identifying and preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) are taking place. Unfortunately, the national discourse around IPV is overwhelmingly framed as an issue of heterosexual, cisgender partnerships, and does not address the reality that IPV is a serious LGBT issue. LGB partner abuse is rarely acknowledged by mainstream press and research organizations, and abuse experienced by transgender or gender non-conforming individuals is completely ignored. This erasure of an entire segment of IPV survivors only serves to silence and re-victimize them. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has 
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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. While much progress has 
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National Coming Out Day: Why Coming Out Is A Health Issue

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This Saturday, October 11, marks the 16th annual National Coming Out Day. Sharing an anniversary with the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, National Coming Out Day is a time to celebrate the courage of openly LGBT individuals, and to raise awareness of the progress made and struggles still faced by the LGBT community. At Fenway Health, we recognize that coming out is an extremely personal decision, and that the path through the closet door is unique to each person’s story. While individual experiences are as varied as the people within our communities, research suggests that one 
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