How health care systems and providers can address cisnormativity

August 25, 2020

Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, shares her insight on the ways in which hospital systems reinforce cisnormativity and focal points to address for a more welcoming environment.

In a recent interview with Contemporary OB/GYN, Halley Crissman, MD, MPH, and Daphna Stroumsa, MD, MPH, discuss cisnormativity and the damage it can have on patient care.

Cisgender (adj): People whose gender identity and/or gender expression aligns with the gender typically associated with their sex assigned at birth.

Cisnormativity (n): The assumption that all individuals are cisgender and the ways the social world is constructed to address the needs of cisgender people and to encourage conformity with such norms.

Read the full, peer-reviewed article from Drs. Crissman and Stroumsa now: Gynecologic care considerations for transmasculine people

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