Fertility-Related Care for Gender and Sex Diverse Individuals: A Provider Needs-Assessment Survey

Emilie K. Johnson*, DIane Chen, Elisa J. Gordon, Ilina Rosoklija, Jane Louise Holl, Courtney Finlayson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Twelve providers (eight institutions) participating in a Gender and Sex Diversity Fertility Working Group completed a survey assessing their hospital's transgender, disorders/differences of sex development (DSD), and fertility healthcare teams. Participants also prioritized the development of a: (1) Provider Assessment Tool (questionnaire assessing knowledge/feelings about future fertility), or (2) decision aid (DA). Healthcare team presence by institution: transgender (6/8; 75%), DSD (75%), and fertility preservation (75%). Two-thirds of providers reported that the DA was most needed. Respondents recommended the DA to: help manage complex information, have a take-home reference, and provide neutral information. Other identified resource needs included: fertility specialists in clinic and financial resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalTransgender Health
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • decision support techniques
  • disorder of sex development
  • fertility
  • transgender persons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Gender Studies

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