Transgender, LGB, Non-Binary and Gender Diverse People

People who are gender diverse, sexually diverse and/or live with intersex variation(s) can experience unintended pregnancies. An essential consideration is terminology. As terminology used to describe transgender, non-binary or gender diverse people is rapidly evolving, sourcing a contemporary guide is important. In addition to asking about preferred pronouns and how they identify, you can ask your patients about what language they use to refer to their body parts and use this language. In addition to individualised care, seeking support from specialist services may also be advisable. Consider the language used to describe your service and consider changing terminology from ‘’women to ‘anyone experiencing an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy’, for example.