Support the creation of a 2SLGBTQIA and Fertility focused Midwifery Practice in the GTA
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We are asking for your support for an innovative new midwifery practice initiative in the Greater Toronto Area. The mandate of our new midwifery practice is two-fold: to serve the 2SLGBTQIA population and to offer preconception care to families (queer, trans or other) who wish to become pregnant. This would be a precedent-setting endeavour that would provide long-overdue services to two populations whose reproductive choices have historically been restricted and over-medicalized.
We are a group of queer and allied midwives who, in both our professional and personal experience, have realized the need for more high-quality and sensitive perinatal care for queer and trans families and families experiencing fertility issues. We feel that midwives are uniquely positioned to fill this gap.
We envision a midwifery practice that embodies the values of community building, education, true informed choice, an anti-oppression framework, 2SLGBTQIA cultural competence, self-determination, the judicious use of intervention, healthy practice culture, integrity and excellence.
If you would like to submit a formal letter of support, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Thank you for your support!
Cindy Wye, RM
Sara Chambers, RM
CJ Blennerhassett, RM
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