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Table 7 Recommendations for normalization

From: From erasure to opportunity: a qualitative study of the experiences of transgender men around pregnancy and recommendations for providers

- 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