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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.