With none other than the brilliant CNM Simon Adriane Ellis, who by the way recently did some incredible work helping the ACNM put together their progressive new position statement titled “Transgender/Transsexual/Gender Variant Health Care“.
When asked, many birth professionals will tell you that they’ve never cared for a gender variant patient. Many of us claim that we don’t have the skills or the knowledge to do so. Turns out we’re usually wrong, on two fronts. First, chances are many of us have served gender variant people, without knowing it. And second, we are competent, compassionate, and well-trained professionals who already have what we need to provide excellent care and services to our gender variant patients.
So do not hesitate, do not pass go, and most definitely do not collect $200. Go check it out. While you’re at it, make sure you read the rest of the posts in the Welcoming All Families series which so far has touched on lesbian families and women of size.