Dec 20, 2019
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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
- 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
- Getting Called Out: How to
- Resources on trans breast- and chestfeeding and lactation
- Facebook group Birthing and Breast or Chestfeeding
Trans People and Allies
- A book about breastfeeding after reduction surgery by
- Birthing Beyond the Binary
- Click here to
get in touch with Annie!
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