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New Paper Supports Informed Consent Model of Transgender Medical Care

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A newly published article, written by staff from Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program, looks at the potential for creating more patient-centric and affirming transgender patient care practices through the informed consent model of medical care. Informed Consent in the Medical Care of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients was published in the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics and co-authored by Timothy Cavanaugh, MD Medical Director for the Transgender Health Program; Ruben Hopwood, MDiv, PhD, Coordinator, Transgender Health Program; and Cei Lambert, MFA, Patient Advocate, Transgender Health Program. The informed consent model of care has evolved as an alternative to the standard 
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New Fenway Bathroom Signage Focuses On Gender Inclusivity

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Fenway Health is committed to ensuring that all our patients, community, and staff members feel welcome in expressing their gender identity. Everyone deserves respect, safety, and equal access to public facilities – in fact, this is a critical public health issue. We have always encouraged visitors to our facilities to use the restroom that they feel most comfortable in. Last week, reflecting the input of our Transgender Health Working Group, restroom signage was installed at all Fenway locations to make this clearer. Now when you visit a Fenway Health location, you will see the following changes: Single person restrooms at 
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The Fenway Institute Leads Innovative Transgender Health Research

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Despite growing societal awareness and acceptance, transgender people still face significant barriers to health and wellness. Researchers from The Fenway Institute have published a Lancet series of papers on transgender health needs in an effort to both expose and address these inequities. Lead by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Affiliated Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute, the findings shine a much needed spotlight on the unique health needs and disparities of the transgender population. “The Lancet transgender health series highlights the vital importance of linking health and human rights to improve transgender population health globally,” said Reisner. “To my knowledge, it 
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Register Now For Fenway’s Annual Transgender Health Conference

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Fenway Health is excited to announce that our second annual Transgender Health Conference: Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health will be held this fall on September 23 and 24. Last year’s inaugural conference was a great success, with nearly 130 attendees from over 60 health centers and organizations filling the auditorium of our Ansin Building. We anticipate this year to draw an even larger crowd, so please register as soon as possible! The conference will feature an educational program for health care providers and members of health care teams in community health centers, safety-net organizations and student health clinics. Local and 
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Confidential Drop-In Support For Non-Trans Partners

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Are you trans or gender non-conforming? Are you in an intimate relationship with someone who is non-trans? Do they need or want support to understand your gender identity, affirmation process or transition? Fenway Health is offering a drop-in group open to anyone 18 years or older who identifies as non-transgender and is in any kind of intimate relationship with a trans-identified or gender non-conforming person. This can mean someone your feeling things out with, a sexual or dating relationship, long-term or short-term relationship, and open or monogamous. The group provides a confidential space for non-trans people in intimate relationships with 
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