Posted: February 17, 2016

Queer Family Building 1


In this vignette a clinician has a conversation with two couples who are planning to have and co-parent a biological child. The clinician answers questions posed by the couples and poses thought-provoking questions in order to gather essential information the family needs to begin their family building process. This vignette is part of a clinical vignette series highlighting various aspects of the health of LGBT and gender nonconforming populations and is designed to give learners the opportunity to analyze clinician-patient communication strategies. The series can be used in a variety of ways from independent learning to small group learning to large group learning. Each clip is generally 3-5 minutes long with discussion questions and additional resources listed at the end of each scenario. In an ideal setting the learner would be able to practice the communication strategies identified after viewing the vignettes. Actors: Clinician - Michelle M. Forcier, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Assistant Dean for Admissions Division of Adolescent Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Paul (Male Partner 1) - Henry Ng, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Felipe (Male Partner 2) - Andrés F. Sciolla, MD, Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis Health System; Kris (Female Partner) - Robin Smith; Danielle (Female Partner) - Danya Potter.


LGBT, Health Promotion, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Non-Conforming, Clinician-Patient Communication


Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE, Morehouse School of Medicine