Learning Resources — Reproductive Health

Reproductive Care and Obstetrics for Transgender and Gender Diverse People

In this talk from the 2022 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Care Conference, Dr. Rebekah Viloria discusses reproductive care and obstetrics for Trans and Gender-Diverse  people. By the end of this talk, you will be able to acknowledge barriers and challenges to reproductive and sexual health care for LGBTQIA+ persons, incorporate practices to promote an inclusive and affirming clinical environment, understand the impact of gender affirming therapy on reproductive health, and effectively guide LGBTQIA+ persons on family-building options.

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Affirming Reproductive Health Care for LGBTQIA+ People

This webinar is designed to help health centers understand the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ people when seeking reproductive health care. Participants will explore the unique barriers to reproductive health care for LGBTQIA+ people and discover promising practices for providing affirming pre-conception counseling and OBGYN and reproductive health care, including strategies for health navigation, and considerations for LGBTQIA+ patients who seek to raise children.

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Reproductive Care and Obstetrics for Transgender and Gender-diverse People

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In this talk from the 2021 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Drs. Viloria and Grimstad highlight reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people.

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Reproductive Care and Obstetrics Beyond the Binary

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Viloria highlights reproductive care and obstetrics for transgender and gender-diverse people.

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Building Your Family: LGBTQ Reproductive Options

Dr. Rebekah Viloria, OBGYN at Fenway Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, presents the most up-to-date options and strategies for LGBTQ people to build a family. This webinar covers options for conception including alternative insemination, IVF, IUI, and more.

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Recognizing and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Relationships of LGBTQ People: A Primer for Health Centers

In this publication we discuss how to identify and discuss intimate partner violence (IPV) in sexual and gender minority communities. Intimate partner violence is defined and the particular circumstances that impact IPV within sexual and gender minority communities is addressed. We provide guidance on how to talk with patients who may be experiencing IPV, and offer resources for helping sexual and gender minorities in unsafe relationships.

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Pathways to Parenthood for LGBT People

A growing number of LGBT people are starting families. The 2010 US Census reported that approximately 19% of same-sex couples are currently raising children, and a 2013 Pew Research national survey found that 51% of LGBT adults of any age have children or would like to have children in the future. As an increasing number LGBT individuals and couples seek to have children, many will turn to their health care providers for resources and guidance. This brief walks through the various pathways to parenthood for LGBT people, as well as unique issues these couples and individuals may face as they consider their options. The pathways explored in the brief include adoption and foster parenting, donor insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF), and surrogacy. Also discussed are ways in which health care organizations can support LGBT parents. The brief can be used as a guide to tailor conversations about parenting desires with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients.

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