Learning Resources — Publications

Medical Care of Trans and Gender Diverse Adults

The Fenway Health Transgender Health Program (THP) produced these protocols for clinicians in primary care settings to best serve their Transgender and Gender Diverse (TGD) patients. The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all people in our neighborhood and beyond. As part of that larger mission, the THP seeks to promote and support knowledgeable and comprehensive care to TGD persons in an environment that is comfortable, safe, and affirming.

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TelePrEP: Telemedicine for HIV Prevention

This publication discusses the advantages and challenges of telePrEP, the use of telemedicine specifically for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and provides best practices for clinicians and PrEP programs.

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Quick guide for Supporting the Behavioral Health of Sexual Minority Men

Although the majority of sexual minority men maintain good mental health and healthy behaviors, research has shown that as a population, they are at greater risk for substance use disorders and mental health problems. This “quick guide” provides an overview of these risks, the contextual factors driving the risks, and potential interventions to mitigate the root causes of these risks.

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Ten Strategies for Creating Inclusive Health Care Environments for LGBTQIA+ People (2021)

Creating welcoming, inclusive, and affirming health care environments is critical for increasing access to care for LGBTQIA+ people. This guide presents ten strategies every health care organization can do to become more affirming and welcoming for LGBTQIA+ patients and staff and sets a foundation for comprehensive organizational change.

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Sexual Health and Older LGBTQIA+ Adults

Sexual health is an integral part of overall health, and this remains so as people age. This publication describes core terms and concepts for sexual orientation and gender identity, addresses common misconceptions about sexuality and aging, and outlines special considerations for the sexual health care of older adults, including a demonstration of how to elicit an affirming sexual history.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Patients

This 2021 publication from the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center details how the COVID-19 pandemic affects LGBTQIA+ subpopulations. This brief provides strategies and resources to improve the capacity of health centers to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ patients during the pandemic. 

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Neurodiversity & Gender-Diverse Youth: An Affirming Approach to Care 2020

This publication provides insight from qualitative research and clinical experience into the unique experience of gender-diverse, neurodiverse youth.

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Affirming Primary Care for Intersex People 2020

This community-informed clinical guide on primary care for intersex people provides an overview of intersex terms and concepts, the health concerns of intersex people, intersex-affirming practices, and resources for further learning.

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Supportive Housing and Health Services for LGBTQIA+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices

This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs. It highlights three notable programs in three U.S. cities that have developed culturally-tailored programs to engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness and includes promising practices based on common themes across the programs.

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Ready, Set, Go! Guidelines and Tips For Collecting Patient Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) – 2020 Update

This guide is designed to help your health center successfully collect SO/GI data, no matter where you are in the process. For those just beginning, the guide can be used from start to finish. If you have already created a system, but have encountered challenges and questions, this guide can help you address them. Even if your system is working smoothly, you will find resources and recommendations here that will help you move to the next level of data collection and analysis. This newly updated publication includes information on how to work with undocumented patients, patients who speak English as a second language or not at all, and patients who may engage in same-sex behaviors or have a gender identity that is different from their sex assigned at birth, but who do not identify as LGBTQIA+.

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