An open letter to the LGBTQIA2+ community: You are safe to discuss your sexual and reproductive health with me.
It is international pride month, and it has me thinking about reproductive health and the lack of safe spaces for people from the LGBTQ2+ community to talk about their reproductive health. Working in reproductive health, I feel it is my duty to make sure people know that they have a safe space to talk about their reproductive health with me.
I am very aware that I am a work in progress as a doctor. I have caught myself assuming things I should not and I have made mistakes with gender pronouns (Note: we have updated our fertility forms to be more inclusive and are slowly working on the rest of our site too).
But I would like to make this known. I will make every possible effort to make you feel supported, accepted and cared for, whether it be menstrual issues (like cramping/dysmenorrhea, PCOS, irregular cycle, endometriosis), general reproductive health or preservation, alternative options for creating families, mental and physical health and overall wellness. I know that that is not always the case in healthcare (and a lot of other places too). And for the care that is not part of my scope, I will do my best to help you navigate the system and find the care that you deserve.
If you have any questions or concerns before booking an appointment, I am always available for a free 15 minute consultation.