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The informed consent model of care could vastly improve medical services for transgender patients.

New Paper Supports Informed Consent Model of Transgender Medical Care

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health, Trans | No Comments
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 gender inclusive bathroom signage is now at all Fenway Health locations.

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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TransECHO is a new collaborative educational program centered around improving care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients.

TransECHO Promotes Knowledge Sharing to Improve Care of Transgender Patients

By | Community, Education, Fenway Health Newsroom, LGBT Health, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
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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A new research series is examining the health needs of the global transgender population.

The Fenway Institute Leads Innovative Transgender Health Research

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Research, The Fenway Institute, Trans | No Comments
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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Fenway Health is working closely with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to provide affirming care for transmasculine prospective parents.

Fenway and BIDMC Make Obstetrics and AI Welcoming For Transmasculine Prospective Parents

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, Trans | One Comment
Fenway Health has a proud tradition of helping our clients grow and care for their families. Since 1983, we have been an international pioneer in helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people become parents. While transgender visibility and advocacy have increased dramatically in recent years, transmasculine and gender non-conforming people who hope to become parents still face many medical and societal barriers. Fenway Health is teaming up with Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to ensure that this underserved population has access to safe and positive pregnancies and childbirth. “Providing competent care around transgender and gender non-conforming identities is 
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