There are several steps clinics can take to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for transgender and nonbinary people. Is your hospital and/or practice one of them?
As we learned from Drs. Crissman and Stroumsa in Gynecologic care considerations for transmasculine people, transgender and nonbinary people face disproportionate rates of stigma and discrimination in seeking healthcare—and may encounter additional unique barriers in attaining gynecologic and reproductive care.
Steps clinics can take to create a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for transgender and nonbinary people include training frontline staff in cultural competency training such as pronouns and names used (“preferred”), ensuring intake forms avoid cisgender assumptions, having gender-neutral bathrooms, and posting lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, transgender-, queer-positive friendly signage.
Does your hospital and/or practice offer training in care for transmasculine people?