When I came on board at Mazzoni earlier this year I had no idea that I would be given the opportunity to enhance the way that youth in schools all over Philadelphia learn about healthy sexuality. Our educational workshop series, “How to Love,” is inspired by the reality that students don’t have a standard setting to receive accurate and applicable information regarding Healthy Relationships, Reproduction and Birth Control, Gender and Sexual Identity, among many other topics.  Providing young people with a safe space to discuss these topics with their peers is both Read more...
Trans Health Task Force 2016

Last month Dane Menkin, CRNP and Elaine Dutton, LCSW of Mazzoni Center’s Trans Clinical Care team co-facilitated a Trans Health Task Force as part of the annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.  This was the second year Mazzoni has convened a task force for the purpose of reviewing and discussing best practices, standards of care, and shortcomings in the current systems that medical, behavioral and legal service Read more...

*Note: Mazzoni Center’s Mazzoni’s Pediatric & Adolescent Comprehensive Transgender Services program, also known as PACTS, draws on the input and expertise of multiple departments within Mazzoni Center, including medical providers, social workers, therapists, and legal staff.  This post was co-authored by Mazzoni Supervising Attorney Barrett Marshall, Nurse Practitioner Dane Menkin, and Trans Services Manager L. Elaine Dutton of the PACTS team, and examines the potential impact of the recent DOJ guidance not just on a young Read more...
Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Mazzoni Center
The 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference is less than one month away!
 
Last summer we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from all over the country and the world to the Pennsylvania Convention Center over the course of three days.
 
This year’s event takes place June 9-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and we’ve got a diverse and dynamic lineup of approximately 230 workshops lined up for the general track of the conference - which is FREE to Read more...
Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Mazzoni Center
Mark your calendars for the 2016 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, which will take place June 9-11, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Last year we welcomed more than 4,000 attendees for three days of learning, networking, and community-building, focused on the holistic health and wellness needs of trans individuals, their families and communities.  
 
Registration for the Professional Track of the conference - which includes Trans Clinical Care Management Read more...
Every February, the prevention team at Mazzoni Center observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with educational programming, outreach activities and HIV testing at events and in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. February 7 has passed but, for people living with HIV, every day brings awareness to the virus and the stigma that still exist.
 
Another day we celebrated in February is Valentine’s Day. For those who are single it can be a day to dread. This holiday can even be harder for those living with HIV, as love, romance and relationships may Read more...