Gender Affirming Health & Your Chiropractor
Finding gender-affirming healthcare providers can be difficult. Many providers lack knowledge and training on the needs and experiences, can be discriminatory, and often have no indication when entering the facility that the provider is gender-affirming.
Gender-affirming care is any care in which a member of the LGBTQ+ community has their needs properly met, feels safe, and comfortable, and feels their gender is respected. Gender-affirming care helps to reduce gender dysphoria – the distress an individual can experience when their assigned sex at birth does not align with their gender identity. This reduction in distress and discomfort can have a significant positive impact on mental health and overall well-being, especially in a healthcare setting.
Dr. Alex Jimenez (He/Him) takes great pride in honoring all his prospective and desires to be treated equally. The following post sheds light on today’s present-day healthcare dynamics present in all clinics around the world.