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That's not my name!

Think changing genders is tricky? Try changing your name
The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style.
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 02, 2010
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We are born this way

Discovering what it means to be transgender
About 10 years ago, a young man was on his way to becoming a young woman.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 24, 2010
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A weed grows in Boston

What's a suburban soccer mom who was once fervently anti-drug doing running a business growing and selling pot?
Even though it's a crisp November day, the flower boxes of Mary Jones's neat little bungalow are overflowing with brightly colored blooms.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 04, 2009

Pink ribbons: Play hardball!

Breasts and Balls
In ancient times, men appeased the gods by tossing female virgins into volcanoes and families left their newborn daughters on hillsides to die since girls were less "valuable" than boys.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 25, 2009

Suspect speaks; victim’s family begins $1-million-plus lawsuit

 Prison Homicide
The widow of Sheldon Weinstein, the Maine State Prison inmate who died in April several days after allegedly being beaten by inmates, has taken the first step toward filing a wrongful-death lawsuit against prison guards, Department of Corrections “policy-making personnel,” and prison medical-care providers.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 04, 2009

Art dodgers

Letters to the Boston editor, October 9, 2009
David S. Bernstein points out some key facts about who voted for Michael Flaherty in “Can Flaherty Woo Yoon?”, but he neglects to mention that, if Sam Yoon had won, he would need the base that voted for Flaherty, and he would also need to woo Flaherty’s support to win the mayor’s seat.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 07, 2009

Beating HPV

Letters to the Boston editor, September 25, 2009
When I was an undergrad student in Boston, I was diagnosed with HPV and went through all the same medical procedures Lisa Spinelli experienced, and the LEEP procedure, too.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 23, 2009
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Living with HPV

It afflicts millions, yet no one talks about this nightmarish STD. Now one woman bares all.
The results are “normal.” I breathe a sigh of relief. But should I be relieved? It’s been two years since I heard a registered nurse tell me “You have HPV,” and I am still getting scraped from the inside out, still making appointments to see doctors, and still terrified that I’ll get cancer.
By LISA SPINELLI  |  September 04, 2009
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Local activists crusade to cut circumcisions

Protesting male circumcision
What do William Shakespeare, Don Johnson, Sean Hannity, Redd Foxx, and Ralph Nader have in common with Jenna Jameson flicks and 70 percent of men worldwide? They're all uncut.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2009
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The healing arts

Breathing Easier
Eunah Kim, a Korean-born, Cambridge-based artist with advanced lung cancer, has focused her craft on dark imagery.
By IAN SANDS  |  April 22, 2009
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Boston's Best Shopping 2009

The only marketing survey that counts
There are two kinds of people in the world: people who love to shop and people who would rather prepare for a colonoscopy than enter a store. This latter bunch could account for the Best Readers’ Poll write-in “votes."  
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 16, 2009
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Market demand

Deerhunter’s redistribution of rock
The first time I saw Deerhunter was two years ago at Emo’s in Austin, as part of SxSW.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  November 10, 2008
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Losing common ground

A rift between science and activism is undermining progress in the fight against AIDS
Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.  
By DAVID KISH  |  October 03, 2008
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In harm's way

The tragedy of Rakan Hassan and the impossibility of a Hippocratic Oath for journalists
Most of the job-related fears that keep journalists up at night are relatively mundane, but on rare occasions, a more ominous scenario presents itself.
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 06, 2008
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Injured Wobbly awaits trial for resisting arrest

Annals of labor
One year after North Providence police severely injured Alexandra Svoboda during a demonstration, she awaits a fifth knee surgery and a trial for resisting arrest.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  July 23, 2008

Crossword: ''Out with the old''

You know the rest
You know the rest
By MATT JONES  |  May 28, 2008

Learning not to kill

New techniques mean that medical students can learn without killing animals. So why won't BU get with the program?
This article originally appeared in the February 27, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By SARAH MCNAUGHT  |  February 28, 2008

The AIDS story

On an ever-worsening subject
This story originally appeared in the December 9, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 05, 2007
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Back from the dead?

X-Men isn’t finished
First, a note to the fanboys: relax.
By GARY SUSMAN  |  May 25, 2006

Flashbacks, January 27, 2006

This week in history, from the pages of the Phoenix
The Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By THE PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  January 31, 2006

US airlines could be on front lines for bird flu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
By  |  November 11, 2005

Yes, you should be afraid in ( Matakot ka :P )

As avian flu threatens to kill millions, Bush bets our lives on the free market
As avian flu threatens to kill millions, Bush bets our lives on the free market
By  |  November 10, 2005

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