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Access to public bathrooms is a serious health issue for transgender people.

Bathroom Access Is A Public Health Issue

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A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine outlines the reasons why equal access to public bathrooms is critical to public health, and how lack of safe public accommodations can lead to serious injury and illness for transgender people. The paper, titled Beyond Bathrooms — Meeting the Health Needs of Transgender People, was co-authored by Dr. Sari L. Reisner, Sc.D., Research Scientist at The Fenway Institute. The debate and passage of recent legislation in several states to require people to use the bathroom corresponding with their “birth” sex has led to much fear and misinformation. Claims that 
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The HHS rules that discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited in health facilities, programs and activities receiving federal funding.

Office of Civil Rights final rule on nondiscrimination in health care a major step forward for transgender people; more work to be done to protect gay, lesbian and bisexual people

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On May 13, 2016 the Office of Civil Rights at the federal Department of Health and Human Services (OCR) published a final rule implementing the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under Section 1557. This rule states that discrimination based on gender identity is prohibited in health facilities, programs and activities receiving federal funding, as it constitutes a form of sex discrimination banned by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The rule also states that discrimination based on sex stereotyping is prohibited. This nondiscrimination regulation offers potent protections to 
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The National LGBT Health Education Center has partnered with Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office to improve LGBT access to medical care.

Fenway Partners With Attorney General’s Office To Improve Care For LGBT Patients

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As a new chapter in our continuous commitment to supporting the health of LGBT people, the National LGBT Health Education Center at the Fenway Institute has partnered with Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office and the Massachusetts Hospital Association in a training initiative for hospital personnel aimed on improving access to medical care for LGBT patients across the state. This partnership places a particular emphasis on the importance of high-quality, compassionate care for the underserved transgender community. The first training session of this initiative was held at our 1340 Boylston Street office, and was attended by over 100 hospital staff and 
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Join us this September for Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health.
© 2015 Marilyn Humphries

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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Fenway's Transgender Health Program invites you to our Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic!

Mark Your Calendars For Our Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic on the Esplanade

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Nothing says that summer is finally here like a picnic and games on the beautiful Charles River Esplanade. Start your summer off with Fenway Health’s Transgender Health Program at our annual Transgender Wellness Summer Picnic, a time to celebrate our community, make new friends, and have some fun in the June sun! We will be hosting Silviya Mihaylova of SWET Studio, who will be doing an all-levels group exercise class to get everyone moving and feeling great. The event will also feature a light meal, snacks, Frisbees, and plenty of picnic blanket space to lounge on. We will also have 
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