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The community came together for the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.  Photo by Melanie Fu.

18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch Emphasized Importance of Self-Care

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Over 100 attendees, including women of color cancer survivors and their supporters, volunteers, performers, and Fenway staff, came together on October 22 for the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch. The theme of this year’s event – “Self-Care: I Am My Best Work” – was inspired by Audre Lorde’s famous quote: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” The importance of self-care for survivors was highlighted throughout the event, at which attendees were offered free stress reduction coloring books that included resources for cancer survivors of color, yoga poses, 
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On October 22, Fenway will host the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch.

Join Us For the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

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On Saturday, October 22, Fenway’s Women’s Health Team will hold the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color survivors and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” who battled cancer for 14 years. The brunch will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at our 1340 Boylston St. location. The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.  The 
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A shortage of injectable estrogen threatens the health and wellbeing of transgender women.

Injectable Estrogen Shortage Poses Major Health Concerns

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The United States is currently experiencing a severe shortage of injectable estrogen – a hormone treatment used by many transgender women and transfeminine people – that shows no signs of ending. National supplies of Delestrogen and its generic counterpart, Estradiol Valerate, dried up 18 months ago and have not since returned to market. Drug manufacturers estimate that the shortage will last at least until October, if not longer. The health fallout for transgender women in the absence of injectable estrogen could be devastating. Fenway Health, in collaboration with our community partners Callen-Lorde and Treatment Action Group, is seeking to bring 
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Since 1983, Fenway Health has been an international pioneer in helping lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people become parents.

Growing Your Family: Getting Started with Alternative Insemination

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Are you thinking about growing your family? Fenway Health’s Alternative Insemination (AI) program can help you create and redefine yours. Below are five steps for learning more and understanding how to get started with the program today: 1. Attend an AI orientation. Sign up for one of our AI orientations, held every two months. There, we’ll discuss the basics of fertility and reproductive health, methods of predicting ovulation, donor choices (known or anonymous), information on sperm banks, methods of insemination, some of the emotional and legal issues to consider, and , of course, costs and insurance. 2. Chart your menstrual 
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Dr. Jennifer Potter (second from right) has been named Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society.

Fenway’s Dr. Potter Named Castle Society Advisory Dean, Director at Harvard Medical School

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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Potter has been appointed Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Potter is Director of the Women’s Health Program and Women’s Health Research at Fenway Health. She also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Women’s Health Education, and a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has been a physician at Fenway Health since 2009. As Director of Women’s Health, Dr. Potter leads Fenway’s growing Women’s Health program and specializes in Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and LGBT Health.  Consistently ranked as 
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