2SLGBTQI+ Clients

Midwife performs belly check on a client while her partner looks on

All midwifery clients should be able to access quality midwifery care regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Continuing education opportunities are regularly offered for midwives who want to support caring for trans, genderqueer, intersex and other people from the 2SLGBTQI+ community. 

Clients or midwives may also be interested in information about surrogacy and parentage rules.

Printables

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Midwifery is for All Families! Clinics who wish to demonstrate their support for all families in feeling safe in their clinics can download the Midwifery is for All Families printable poster here. (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Progress Pride rainbow flag featuring text "MIdwifery for ALL" and AOM logo + AOM gender inclusivity logo

Midwifery for All Families Progress Pride Flag printable. Download as a printable PDF (180 KB) or as a sharable social media graphic (PNG, 785 KB).

Webinars

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Webinar: Impossible Crossroads: Intersectionality from a Queer and Trans Perspective. Presenter Ronnie Ali (they/them/their), Registered Psychotherapist and wellness and inclusion consultant, discusses the concept of intersectionality and the lived realities of queer and trans communities, with an examination of how power continues to be wielded against humans/bodies.

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Webinar: Introduction to Trans Cultural Humility. Presenter Jordan Zaitzow, from Rainbow Health Ontario, walks viewers through the meaning and implications of cultural humility when providing care to trans clients.

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Webinar: LGBTQ Inclusivity in Midwifery Care. This webinar reviews some of the basic principles of providing excellent care to 2SLGBTQI+ clients.

Other Resources

Rainbow Health Ontario is a province-wide program working to improve access to services and promote the health of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (LGBT2SQ) communities.

Trans Health Knowledge Base is a project of Rainbow Health Ontario whose goal is to increase the capacity of Ontario’s primary health care system to provide high-quality, comprehensive care to trans communities through training, education, mentorship, resources, and networking.

Transpulse.ca. The Trans PULSE Project is a community-based research project that is investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada.

Parenting and Family Resources, LGBT2SQ Communities is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer parenting through training, research, resource development and community organizing.