Simple Things a Practitioner Can Do
to create a more welcoming atmosphere (for diverse populations)
This office appreciates the diversity of all women and men and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, ability, marital status, sexuality, gender or perceived gender.
Add partner/domestic partner/significant other to marital status areas.
Use of Language:
Refer to partner, not husband/wife.
Do not assume all women need birth control devices.
Know the location of mammographic and other equipment for differently-abled women.
Provide different size chairs for larger women/men.
(from a handout at the 2001 First National Lesbian Health Conference)
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