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May 12

AAPI Heritage Month: Miriam Yeung

Miriam Yeung is the former executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), a grassroots organization dedicated to empowering Asian and Pacific American women and girls through organizing, education and advocacy. Prior to NAPAWF, Yeung spent ten years at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City in numerous…

May 05

AAPI Heritage Month: Renee Tajima-Peña

Our first feature for #AAPIHeritageMonth is the Academy Award nominated filmmaker Renee Tajima- Peña. Her film work addresses pressing issues in the Asian American and the diasporic community. Her debut film as a director, Who Killed Vincent Chin? chronicles the murder and injustice of a 27-year old Chinese American, Vincent Chin; beaten to death with…

May 01

M155.ED: Seen and Left Without Being Seen

The physician’s note about Ms. Z was nothing unusual: Patient exam is relatively benign.  Patient non-adherent with appointments and follow-up. Declines more reliable forms of birth control today- offered IUD and Depo. Patient wants tubal ligation, though also given information regarding vasectomy for partner. And that was the problem. Last week, I wrote about our…

Apr 21

Z53.21: Left Without Being Seen

Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP is a family physician engaged in clinical, research, and policy work focused on addressing gender-based violence and health. She is the founder and clinical director of the Institute for Family Health’s PurpLE Clinic (Purpose: Listen and Engage), a primary care clinic that serves people who have experienced sexual trauma, including…

Mar 31

Transgender Day of Visibility

Our final day of #WomensHistoryMonth coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility. We want to shed light to the importance that trans activist Miss Major has contributed to LGBT rights and her work with the transgender community. Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, best known as Miss Major is a formerly incarcerated, black trans woman and pioneering activist in…

Mar 17

Women’s History Month: Helen Rodriguez-Trias

On the third Friday of Women’s History Month, we bring insight to a Latina pioneer in the medical and public health industry. Helen Rodriguez-Trias (1929-2001) was a Puerto Rican physician and advocate for the expansion of healthcare for marginalized persons (especially low income women and children of color). Her introduction to public health was mainly…