What is it about?

The aim of this systematic review was to critically appraise and synthesise the best available evidence regarding the views and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in relation to midwifery care and supports.

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Why is it important?

There has been growing attention to addressing the health inequalities and concerns of LGBTQ+ people, with research evidence highlighting areas requiring further attention and development. The distinct concerns of LGBTQ+ people when accessing midwifery care and support is an issue requiring a specific focus to ensure needs are met effectively.

Perspectives

It has become apparent from this systematic review that LGBTQ+ individuals have vari able experiences when accessing midwifery care and support. Midwifery policies and practice guidelines should be reflective of the distinct needs of LGBTQ+ people and their families and friends. Future studies could focus more on the impact and outcomes of their care experiences within midwifery services

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: The views and experiences of LGBTQ+ people regarding midwifery care: A systematic review of the international evidence, Midwifery, December 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103102.
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