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Transgender Health

  • Birthwise Midwifery School 24 S. High Street Bridgton, ME (map)

Statistically, trans people have less access to health care and face more bias when they do access health care than non-trans people. Because trans people are also more likely to have income below the poverty line and experience unemployment and homelessness, they can be further limited in their health care options and access. As health care providers we can engage in a consistent process of educating ourselves about how to be awesome care providers for trans and gender non-conforming people. This is an introduction to that process- topics include: how do trans people get pregnant and have babies, especially after some kind of medical transition? what language is appropriate to use when working with a trans client? What’s the difference between transgender and transsexual and genderqueer and gender non-conforming and cis-gender and all the words used to talk about gender? What are stupid questions, and how do I get the answers to them? (Hint: this workshop is a great time to ask them).