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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Dec;219(6):585.e1-585.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.018. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

Welcoming transgender and nonbinary patients: expanding the language of "women's health".

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1
National Clinician Scholars' Program, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address: daphnast@med.umich.edu.
2
Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Abstract

In this article, we consider the impact of gendered language on our ability to provide inclusive care and to address health disparities experienced by transgender and nonbinary people. We posit that while obstetrician-gynecologists and others trained in women's health are already well positioned to extend care to this population, we can improve this care through simple adjustments in the framing and language we use.

KEYWORDS:

gender affirming; gender dysphoria; gender identity; gender nonbinary; gender nonconforming; gender queer; obstetrics and gynecology; transgender; transsexual; women’s health

PMID:
30267652
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2018.09.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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