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LGBT Youth

Ending Conversion Therapy

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, LGBT Health, Youth | No Comments
This legislative session, AIDS Action Committee has joined the coalition of advocates working to pass a bill banning Massachusetts licensed professionals from providing conversion therapy to change gender identity and/or sexual orientation in minors. In early June, the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities held a hearing on the bill and AIDS Action Committee submitted the following testimony: Re: An Act relative to abusive practices to change sexual orientation and gender identity in minors (S. 62/H. 1190) Dear Chair Flanagan, Chair Khan, and members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities: AIDS Action 
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HIV and Youth

HIV And Young People: Combatting Health Disparities

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, Youth | One Comment
It’s Pride Month! This is a great time to pause, reflect on our history, and celebrate the vibrancy that is the LGBTQ community. It’s also an opportunity for us to take a look at the issues impacting the lives of those in our community who are most vulnerable: our youth. In the U.S., young people (aged 13-24) account for roughly 1 in 5 new HIV infections. Rates of infection tend to be higher for youth who identify as LGBTQ. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 81% of youth newly diagnosed with HIV identify as gay and 
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Community Leaders Share Resources, Challenges at First Fenway Queer Women’s Health Roundtable

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Fenway News, LGBT Health, Women's Health | One Comment
On Monday, December 5, Fenway Health’s Women’s Health team facilitated its first Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening of open discussion of the issues that affect the health and wellbeing of queer, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and non-binary people assigned female at birth. Tanekwah Hinds, Women’s Health Program Coordinator, organized the roundtable to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. The representatives from each organization present were leaders who self-identified as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. “We wanted to provide a space for 
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Boston City Council Hears Testimony About Needs of LGBTQ Youth of Color

By | Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Policy, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Youth | No Comments
In response to a report by The Fenway Institute released late last year finding that more than 15 percent of Boston’s LGBTQ youth of color had traded sex for money, food, shelter, or other resources, the Boston City Council’s Committee On Healthy Women, Families & Communities held a hearing September 27 on the needs of the city’s LGBTQ youth of color. Called by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim, the hearing drew approximately 35 attendees and featured testimony from youth, adults who work with youth, social scientists, academic experts, and officials from Boston Public Schools and the Boston Public Health Commission. 
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Fenway: South End Launches Family Medicine – Now Seeing Patients of All Ages!

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Fenway Health is proud to announce the arrival of Family Medicine at its Fenway: South End location to welcome patients of all ages to the site, including children, as it expands upon existing Family services offered at main 1340 Boylston location. Following summer renovations, the Fenway: South End construction is now wrapping up in its final stages, with many of the new exam rooms and clinical spaces already being utilized to accommodate the new program.  Additionally, our staff continues to grow, with recent additions of several new providers dedicated solely to the new Family program. New amenities and expanded space 
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