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This week we’re talking with birth doula Annie Kocher about how to provide sensitive, respectful care for queer and trans families. Here’s an overview of what we cover as well as the resources Annie mentions in the episode:
- Basics to providing sensitive care for trans, queer, and non-binary people including understanding sex vs. gender, preferred pronouns and names, family/support structure, etc.
- The study about trans people not seeking/receiving care because of systemic barriers and insensitive care providers
- Some of the barriers that trans and queer people may face in accessing quality and sensitive reproductive care
- The intersectionality of queer/trans identity with race, financial resources, disabilities, etc.
- Some of the things that make trans reproduction different from cis reproduction (i.e. conception and lactation after testosterone, lactation after top surgery and for trans women, etc.)
- The study on how testosterone impacts/transmits to an infant receiving breast milk
- How to deal with being called out
- Getting Called Out: How to Apologize
- Resources on trans breast- and chestfeeding and lactation support:
- Facebook group Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding Trans People and Allies
- A book about breastfeeding after reduction surgery by Diana West
- Birthing Beyond the Binary
- Click here to get in touch with Annie!
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