The nationwide shortage of injectable estrogen is a public health crisis for transgender women.

Shortage of Injectable Estrogen is a Public Health Crisis

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For nearly two years, drug manufacturers have not been able to meet demand for injectable estrogen, which is a commonly prescribed hormone therapy for transgender women. A policy brief released today by The Fenway Institute, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, and Treatment Action Group (TAG) describes the shortage as a “public health crisis” and urges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be more proactive in seeking to resolve the crisis. “Hormone therapy is life-saving for many transgender individuals and the current shortage of injectable estrogen violates transgender individuals’ right to comprehensive medical treatment that is free of discrimination,” said 
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Fenway is extremely proud of the many talented and diverse people who make our work and mission possible. In this series, we are thrilled to highlight the newest providers who have joined the team to help us in delivering high-quality care to the LGBT community and our surrounding neighborhood.

New Provider Spotlight: Hubert Roberts III, Primary Care Physician

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Hubert Roberts, III, Primary Care Physician Joined Fenway in November, 2016 Education: Bachelor’s in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. Residency: General Internal Medicine, Primary Track at Rhode Island Hospital/Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. What inspired you to become a Primary Care Physician? I know it sounds cliche, but I wanted to help people. Primary care in particular gives me a unique opportunity to help people by treating a very wide range of medical problems. In primary care, there are also opportunities to help prevent a wide range of 
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The Massachusetts Getting to Zero Coalition released a plan to end HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Getting to Zero Coalition releases plan to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts

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The Massachusetts Getting to Zero Coalition, led by the AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health, and over 35 supporting organizations from the six health regions of the Commonwealth, today released a plan to end HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts. The plan seeks to ensure that by 2020, 90 percent of those living with HIV are aware of their status; 90 percent of those diagnosed with HIV are treated with antiretroviral therapy; and 90 percent of those receiving antiretroviral treatment are virally suppressed. It is modeled on the Getting to Zero new HIV infections plan created by the Joint United Nations Programme on 
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Regardless of political changes, Fenway Health remains committed to our patients, our neighbors, and the health of the entire LGBTQ community.

A Note To Patients Worried About Their Health Coverage

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Comments made during the recent presidential election have caused many to worry about the state of their health coverage. As noted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, rumors have abounded since the election that MassHealth and the other plans available through the Health Connector are no longer available, and that undocumented immigrants are not able to safely access health care. We at Fenway Health want to assure our patients and community members that these rumors are false. Now, as always, we will continue to provide the highest quality care to everyone who walks through our doors. If you 
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Please join us for peer led discussion about the impact on the LGBTQ community of the recent presidential election.

Fenway’s VRP Offering Post-Election Community Support Space

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On November 8, Americans elected a new president. Change can always bring with it a certain level of apprehension and uncertainty and there is no doubt a range of emotions and reactions to the election. Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program will be offering a post-election Community Support Space on November 29. Please join us for peer led discussion about the impact on the LGBTQ community of the recent presidential election. This will be a space to process and share thoughts and feelings that our communities may be struggling with post-election. More information can be found here. The meeting will be 
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