Peripartum Considerations for the Transgender Parturient: A Case Report

Michael G. Taylor, Paul M. Scott, Ashish Premkumar, Julie L. Barton, J. Brad Bavaro, Elizabeth M. Lange

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Abstract

Despite efforts by medical and social activists, transgender parturients encounter barriers to adequate and gender-inclusive health care, resources, and support. We present a case of a 38-year-old transgender man presenting for induction of labor at term. Our case highlights the importance of multidisciplinary planning, appropriate gender-related language, and interventions that may ameliorate gender dysphoria during childbirth. Because some transgender men may desire childbirth, we recommend that health care providers become familiar with and respectful of the unique considerations for this patient population in the peripartum setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e01332
JournalA&A practice
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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