Why Personal Pronouns Matter, Especially for the LGBTQ Community

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 25, 2018

Pronouns are an important part of a person's identity. Using them correctly can help affirm how that person views themselves, and foster a safe space for them. In this blog, we're going to talk about what a pronoun is, and how to use them correctly. 

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End the Epidemic 2018: A Call to Improve Trans Health

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 24, 2018

This year is the second gathering of a special End the Epidemic event for the Queens transgender and gender non-conforming community.

The main focus of this event is to bring together the transgender & GNC community and health providers to talk about the health and cultural disparities facing...

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How to Boo-st Your Health (and fun) During Halloween This Year

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 18, 2018

Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. Pumpkins, witch hats, and the monster mash are here! But perhaps the most spook-tacular part of Halloween, is the free candy. And regardless of how old you are, you know you love it.

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Why Coming Out Day Still Matters in 2018

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 09, 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day. All over the country, it offers folks a platform to come out and fully embrace their LGBTQ identity.

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Safe Sex 101: What to Know About the IUD

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 09, 2018

Birth control is how you can prevent pregnancy if you are sexually active, making it a great way to practice safe sex. However, birth control isn't limited to one simple pill or a condom. There are many different forms of birth control options for you to choose from.

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Safe Sex 101: Hormonal Birth Control Options

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 02, 2018

Birth control is how you can prevent pregnancy if you are sexually active, making it a great way to practice safe sex. However, birth control isn't limited to one simple pill or a condom. There are many different forms of birth control options for you to choose from.

While options are great,...

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Safe Sex 101: Barrier Birth Control Methods

Apicha Community Health Center Oct 02, 2018

Birth control is how you can prevent pregnancy, even if you are sexually active. It's also a great way to practice safe sex. However, birth control isn't limited to one simple pill or a condom. There are many different forms of birth control options for you to choose from.

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What is Hispanic Heritage Month?

Apicha Community Health Center Sep 25, 2018

From September 15 to October 15, Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States celebrate and embrace their heritage. And in New York City -- one of the most culturally diverse places in the country -- there are plenty of ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. 

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How to Pick the Right Birth Control For You

Apicha Community Health Center Sep 12, 2018

For many people, birth control is a daily part of their life. With all the different kinds of birth control, it can be hard to pick the one that's most suitable for you. By taking a look at your lifestyle, personal preferences, and speaking with your doctor, you can find one that's right for you.

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The Best Way to Wash Your Hands

Apicha Community Health Center Sep 05, 2018

Washing your hands is a no-brainer. It’s such a simple thing, you’d be surprised that so many people do it wrong. The truth is, washing your hands the right way does take some thought (and effort).

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