National LGBT Health Education Center

Fenway’s Dr. Harvey Makadon Honored By the Massachusetts Medical Society with 2016 LGBT Health Award

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Harvey J. Makadon, M.D., Director of the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2016 recipient of the Society’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health Award, an honor recognizing an individual who has made outstanding contributions to LGBT health. He will receive the award at a medical society event November 3 at the Club Café in Boston. In nominating him for the award, his colleagues noted that “few individuals have had more of an impact on LGBT health than Dr. Makadon, a visionary whose work has improved the 
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Preventing HIV with One Pill a Day: Using PrEP in Clinical Practice

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The Fenway Institute and the National LGBT Health Education Center are excited to announce an upcoming educational conference for medical providers about the usage of on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. PrEP, also known by the brand name Truvada, is a once-daily HIV prevention pill with the potential to make a significant contribution to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. You are invited to attend a continuing education conference focused on teaching providers how to incorporate PrEP into their clinical practice. The conference is for any providers – including primary care or other relevant providers – who are interested in becoming 
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Introducing TransTalks: A transgender health online training video series

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The National LGBT Health Education Center, a program of The Fenway Institute, is thrilled to announce a new comprehensive online training series in transgender health for healthcare providers. The six-video series is titled “Optimizing Transgender Health: A Core Course for Health Care Providers,” and features presentations given at the first annual Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference held at Fenway Health last October by nationally-recognized experts in transgender healthcare. Medical professionals who participate in the online educational series will be eligible for free continuing education credits. By addressing topics ranging from surgery overviews and hormone treatments to primary and preventative 
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Better Understanding Of Pregnant Transgender Men Is Needed

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There has been little research on the topic of transgender people and their desire to become parents. In a commentary for the Journal of Obstetrics Medicine, LGBT Health Education Center Director Harvey Makadon, MD, and his co-author Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH argue that many transgender men who wish to become parents and to be genetically related to their children, have the capacity to bear children. But they face barriers in the healthcare system as a result of a lack of provider training. In recent years, transgender people have experienced significant advances in social acceptance, which has led many organizations to 
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Fenway Institute Report Spotlights Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in EHRs

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Increasing the visibility of LGBT people within health care is critical to tearing down barriers to care and ensuring sensitive and inclusive services. In this spirit, the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute has released a new policy brief about the importance of accurate and comprehensive data collection on sexual orientation/gender identity (SO/GI) in electronic health records (EHRs). Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Electronic Health Records: Taking the Next Steps explains how gathering this data can help identify and address LGBT health disparities in health centers and other health care organizations. Too often, providers 
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