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October 29, 2015

Better Understanding Of Pregnant Transgender Men Is Needed

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Trans | No Comments
There has been little research on the topic of transgender people and their desire to become parents. In a commentary for the Journal of Obstetrics Medicine, LGBT Health Education Center Director Harvey Makadon, MD, and his co-author Juno Obedin-Maliver, MD, MPH argue that many transgender men who wish to become parents and to be genetically related to their children, have the capacity to bear children. But they face barriers in the healthcare system as a result of a lack of provider training. In recent years, transgender people have experienced significant advances in social acceptance, which has led many organizations to 
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