Simple Things a Practitioner Can Do ( make LGBT more welcome)



Simple Things a Practitioner Can Do to create a more welcoming atmosphere (for diverse populations)



Sign:

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.

Change Forms:

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)


CA Supreme Court Rules on Religiously Biased Healthcare

Feminist Wire, August 2008


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