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Trump Administration Signals Plans To Reverse Section 1557 Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination On The Basis Of Gender Identity In Health Care

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On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, the Trump Administration signaled that it plans to reverse the Affordable Care Act Section 1557 regulation banning discrimination in health care on the basis of gender identity. After the Section 1557 rule was implemented under President Obama, a group of five states and religiously affiliated health care organizations filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), specifically challenging the provisions of the Section 1557 rule that interpreted sex discrimination to include discrimination based on gender identity and termination of pregnancy. As a result, a federal judge granted a temporary nationwide injunction which 
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Lieutenant Shachar Erez Visits Fenway

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The Fenway Institute was excited to host Lieutenant Shachar Erez today at our 1340 Boylston St. offices. Shown in the above photo with The Fenway Institute’s Dr. Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research, and Cheri Callanan, Community Education Specialist at The LGBT Aging Project, Lt. Shachar visited today to discuss transgender issues in the Israeli military and in Israeli society and learn about Fenway Health’s transgender health work. Lt. Erez is the first openly transgender commander in the Israeli Defense Forces. He transitioned while serving in the military, receiving support from his unit and commanders.Lt. Shachar’s work has helped 
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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

By | Fenway News, Trans | One Comment
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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TransECHO Promotes Knowledge Sharing to Improve Care of Transgender Patients

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The National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute is excited to announce the launch of Transgender Health ECHO, a collaborative educational program centered around improving care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. TransECHO is part of the larger Project ECHO initiative, a learning and guided practice model for health centers and health care providers to both expand and share their knowledge across organizations. Project ECHO is a way to decentralize knowledge by having experts teach health care providers more about specialty health care through video conferencing. The goal is that participants can then integrate this care into their 
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