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Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

I’m heading to Philly tomorrow to attend the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference. I’m part of an exciting panel:

Trans & GNC centered Midwifery and Full Spectrum Doula Care (miscarriage, abortion, birth, adoption)

Saturday June 2nd, 5:30pm – 6:50pm

Room: 102A

We all know that the trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) community has needs when it comes to pregnancy, birth and reproductive health. This workshop will introduce participants to the midwifery and doula models of care, and discuss how trans and GNC midwives and doulas are working to improve care for our communities. While this workshop will be centered on pregnancy-related care, the health care models we will be talking about can be applied to any type of health care. We will present information and resources on options for midwifery and doula care that may be ideal for trans and GNC people. This workshop will discuss how empowering health care experiences can transform our lives and facilitate deep healing.

I attended the Philly Trans Health Conference two years ago, and was part of a panel about parenting for trans folks. I was the birth worker/doula voice, and I’m so psyched that this year there are enough birth workers attending to have a whole panel just about midwifery and doula care!

If you’re in the area, come! It’s a free conference, and a really incredible space for knowledge sharing about trans and gender queer, gender non-conforming health.

If you are going to the conference, and are a birth worker, a few of us are trying to organize an informal meet-up. I’ll post details here once I have them, but you can also email me at radicaldoula@gmail.com.

PTHC birth worker meet-up details: After our midwifery and doula care panel, come by for an informal gathering of birth workers attending the conference. 6:50pm, Saturday June 2nd, Room 102A. Hope to see you there!

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