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Gender, Sexuality, and Inclusion of All Families in Midwifery Practice

Free Webinar presented by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives with EBMH Midwife, Jaqxun Darlin, and other speakers TBD.

In this introductory level workshop, we explore how providing client-centered care for lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other queer spectrum clients improves and enhances the care we can provide for all families seeking midwifery care. LGBTQIA individuals face many obstacles to healthcare access including a lack of knowledgeable care providers, other people’s lack of awareness of identity issues, and outright prejudice and discrimination. This leads to underutilization of healthcare and contributes to health disparities and poor outcomes, especially by individuals with intersecting marginalized identities. As midwives and birth workers, we are in a unique position to offer culturally sensitive care to this client population, while making simple changes that benefit all families we care for, regardless of identity. Information presented in this workshop is practical and evidence-based, and we will make sure you walk away with resources and tools that will help you up your individualized care game!