Transgender Health

Fenway Health Transgender Program. Leader in High Quality, Informed Health Care Regardless of Gender Identity or Expression. Whatever Your Gender, We’ve Got You Covered.

 

Join our Transgender Peer Support Group!

This group is held on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Find us on the 9th floor at 1340 Boylston Street from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Contact transhealth@fenwayhealth.org for more information.

Trans/Non-Binary-Focused Groups

Fenway offers several drop-in, staff-facilitated, peer-led, short-term, therapy and one-time social group activities and options for transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people as well as for non-transgender partners, parents or guardians of TGNC individuals. A listing of these groups can be found here. Additional support and therapy groups at Fenway are available and welcoming of TGNC individuals. The full spectrum of available groups can be found here.

Support Resources

Trans Suicide Prevention

For information about trans suicide and helping a person who is feeling suicidal, please download one of the following brochures:

  • To assist a friend or someone you know in the community: Community Brochure
  • For professionals who serve trans communities and want information on helping suicidal clients or patients: Providers’ Brochure

Peer Listening Line & LGBT Helpline

  • Anonymous, toll-free information, referrals and support

Outside Gender Therapy Options

Fenway cannot guarantee transgender cultural competence of outside providers. We recommend you interview any provider and find one that fits with your needs and expectations.

Documents & Further Reading

Informed Consent Documents

Self-Injection Guide

Downloadable Self-Injection Guide for people who are managing their own intramuscular or subcutaneous injections of hormones. [These guidelines are not meant to replace proper training in injecting techniques and safety precautions. Please talk to your medical provider first and get proper training before attempting to self-inject using these guidelines.]

The History of the Fenway Transgender Health Program

Download this interesting and informative booklet about the beginnings, history and growth of the Transgender Health Program at Fenway Health.

Martorelli, T. (Ed.). (2015). History of the Fenway Transgender Health Program. Boston, MA: Fenway Health.

Transgender Youth Clinic

Fenway Health offers medical and behavioral health care for gender diverse youth under 18 at all of our clinical sites.

Our providers host a clinic for trans youth under 18 on the following days:

  • Every 2nd Wednesday at 1340 Boylston Street on the third floor.
  • Every 3rd Wednesday at Fenway: South End, 142 Berkeley Street.
  • Every 4th Wednesday at 1340 Boylston Street on the third floor.

To schedule a visit at the Trans Youth Clinic:

  •  1340 Boylston and Fenway: South End – 617.927.6000
    • These sites see ALL ages and treat trans children, including puberty suppression as appropriate.
  • Sidney Borum Health Center – 617.457.8140
    • This site sees patients 12-29 years old only.

Call the numbers above to request an appointment in any of the Trans Youth Clinic times.

TRANS YOUTH CLINIC PROVIDERS

Medical
Tracey Toner, NP-C
Ethan Brackett, MD, MPA
Danielle O’Banion, MD
Alexis Drutchas, MD
Karen Kelly, MD

Behavioral Health
Rebecca Henderson, LICSW

For more information on what to expect at the clinic, please refer to the Hormone Therapy Resource at the top of this page.

Trans Health Research Studies

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has a robust Transgender Health Research program that is conducting ground-breaking research to improve the health and well-being of transgender people everywhere. To learn more about studies actively enrolling transgender folks, please visit the current studies at the Fenway Institute.

*Sort by studies for trans people.

Provider Support

Webinars

For a webinar on how to assess readiness for gender affirming surgeries and write referral letters, click on this link.

For additional educational supports, please visit The National LGBT Health Education Center and check their free webinars and training modules. For more information please contact transhealth@fenwayhealth.org.

Sample Surgical Referral Letters

Hormone Therapy Resource

Need to learn more about hormone therapy? Here are some pointers that will help you understand how hormone therapy works at Fenway Health!

Adults & Hormones (PDF) Adults & Hormones (PDF) Spanish Minors & Hormones (PDF) Minors & Hormones (PDF) Spanish

Trans Health Program Information

transhealth@fenwayhealth.org

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