Posted: February 18, 2016

Queer Family Building 2


In this vignette a clinician counsels a female couple and their close male friend on their decision to start a family together and co-parent. In this initial conversation, the clinician responds to the patients' preliminary medical and legal concerns. 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: Dr. Michelle - 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; Female Partner - Kristen L. Eckstrand, MD, PhD, Co-Chair, AAMC Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development Associate Editor, MedEdPORTAL Differences of Sex Development Health Collection Founding Director, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health; Nora (Female Partner 2) - Robin Smith Carlos Ignacio Rivera.


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