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Terminology for ob/gyns to use when treating transgender patients

Contemporary OB/GYN Journal, Vol 65 No 08, Volume 64, Issue 08

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.

In this month's issue of Contemporary OB/GYN, Drs. Crissman and Stroumsa authored a feature story that discussed the needs of transgender and nonbinary people. Read the full article here.


"Ob/gyns have the opportunity to play a significant role in improving access to quality gynecologic and reproductive care for transgender and nonbinary people. This can be done with relative ease, with compassion, gender-inclusive practices, sensitivity to patients’ lived experiences, and a modest expansion of the traditional baseline knowledge regarding hormones and gender-affirming medical interventions."

The following are terms and definitions Drs. Crissman and Stroumsa provided to help ob/gyns use correct and appropriate terminology when caring for patients.