- Encourage provider and staff comfort with the prospect of male and masculine patients being pregnant and giving birth.|
- Explicitly affirm transgender patients’ reproductive choices.
o It may help some patients improve their relationship with their own experience.
o It may improve the patient-provider relationship.
- Specific points around which to enhance provider comfort and encourage normalization, include:
o The desire to be pregnant
o Choosing pregnancy before, concurrent with, or after transitioning medically, surgically, or socially
o The choice to continue or terminate a pregnancy
o The range of emotions patients may experience throughout the process of family creation
o The choices parents make about how to feed their infants