Exploring the educational needs of staff in caring for those birthing in the trans community

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 09:20 - 09:55

Individuals who do not identify as women may be challenged in a variety of ways throughout their childbearing journeys. For some trans individuals, childbearing can be very difficult, with the associated risk of worsening gender dysphoria and a profound sense of isolation. There is a lack of evidence of the quality of perinatal care for trans people. However, this presentation will explore the attitudes, knowledge, confidence, and experiences of maternity staff in relation to the birthing trans community and share their concerns and training needs in this context.

Dr Sally Pezaro, Midwife and Lecturer, Coventry University