Westchester Health Pediatrics Strongly Supports The LGBTQ Community

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, our fundamental mission is to “provide exceptional medical care to infants, children, adolescents and young adults to age 21.” Furthermore, this commitment to providing the best available healthcare encompasses people of all gender identities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and others.

At WHP, we feel strongly that gender identity is an integral part of a person’s identity. We have never discriminated against someone or their family because of sexual identity, and we never will.

The 2019 LGBTQ Glossary of Terms

Cindee J. Ivker, MD, FAAP

To help all of us better understand the correct terms, definitions and pronoun usage preferred by LGBTQ individuals, as well as hurtful and offensive terms to avoid, we would like to share the 2019 LGBTQ Glossary of Terms from diversitynursing.com. At WHP, we have found this glossary to be extremely helpful in educating us and expanding our understanding of LGBQT patients and their families, and we hope you will benefit from it, too.

To access the glossary, click here or on the image below.

A-Z, plus preferred and offensive terms

As well as definitions from “Allosexual” to “Zie & Her,” the glossary also includes:

  • problematic terms
  • defamatory terms
  • transgender names, pronoun usage and descriptions
  • offensive terms to avoid

Want to know more about LGBTQ? Come see us.

If you’d like more information about LGBTQ terms and definitions, want to discuss your child’s gender identity, or have questions about any aspect of your child’s healthcare, please make an appointment with one of our Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatricians. Our #1 goal is to help you raise a happy, healthy child and for you to feel confident as a parent. Whenever, Whenever, wherever you need us, we’re here for you.Make an appt

By Cindee J. Ivker, MD, FAAP, Lead Pediatric Physician with Westchester Health Pediatrics, member of Northwell Health Physician Partners

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