Are you in need of continuing education units this year? Do you also want to do better in caring for LGBTQ+ clients as a birthworker? We have some ideas for you.
Midwifery Care for Every Body: Integrating Gender Inclusive Practices for the Benefit of All Clients
You have to act fast for this one! This introductory level course from queer midwife Ray Rachlin will be held this Saturday (October 19th, 2019) in Philadelphia, PA. Topics include vocabulary related to care for transgender clients, approaches to informed consent, inclusive infant feeding, and more. Space is limited, but still available, at $70 for those needing CEUs. A sliding scale is available for birthworkers of color. 2 Contact Hours (ACNM)
This course focuses very specifically on a single topic that is exactly as the title suggests: contraception for people who were assigned female at birth and currently on testosterone therapy. Course content is available online through Wiley Health Learning, with content pulled from the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (the official journal of the ACNM). Access requires a membership or subscription that may result in additional costs, but the CEU granting course itself is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. 2 Contact Hours (ACNM)
This online course from Seattle, WA based MAIA Midwifery & Fertility covers a broad range of topics relating to caring for LGBTQ+ clients, starting from planning and conception, all he way up to the postpartum period and infant feeding. This course discusses both common situations for non-heterosexual parents, and information specific to gender identity and expression, and a section fully dedicated to approaching care with cultural humility. It is notably longer than any other on this list. The course is $225. 7 Contact Hours (MEAC and ACNM)
This course is not birthworker specific, but it does specifically address reproductive health. It’s overall focus is on providing better informed consent, evidence based practice, and culturally appropriate care for those who are gender nonconforming or transgender. Course is available online with a $12 fee for CEU certificates. 1.5 Contact Hours (CNE or CME)