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The CFPC recognizes the importance of offering sensitive, gender-affirming care to people in 2SLGBTQ+ communities. Many people from these communities face significant barriers when accessing primary care.

More than one million people in Canada identify as 2SLGBTQ+. It’s likely every family physician cares for one or more 2SLGBTQ+ patients in their practice. It’s important for family doctors to have easy access to appropriate resources to address the unique health needs of people in these communities.

CFPC Pride was launched in 2022 by the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Member Interest Group to:
  • Support family doctors in providing care to 2SLGBTQ+ communities
  • Highlight the incredible work of family doctors to build and strengthen the health of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada
  • Raise awareness of the inequities and barriers that people in the 2SLGBTQ+ communities face in accessing and receiving primary health care
  • Celebrate the 2SLGBTQ+ family medicine community across Canada and within the CFPC

CFPC Pride

The CFPC is committed to improving the health of 2SLGBTQ+ people in Canada and supporting family doctors caring for people in these communities.


CFPC Pride Stories

We are excited to highlight Pride stories submitted by family physicians who provide care for or belong to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

 

The Joy of Caring for 2SLGBTQ+ Patients

Listen to Dr. Jason Hamm from Edmonton, Alberta share his Pride story on how rewarding it is to care for 2SLGBTQ+ patients in his practice.

 

Excerpts from Pride Stories

Click on the quotes to view the full stories published in the June issue of Canadian Family Physician (Available on June 14).

“I’ve come to truly believe that family practice, where mental and physical health can be managed holistically and flexibly, is where most non-surgical transgender care can best be delivered.”

Dr. Adam Burgess

“I’d like to take advantage of Pride month to thank my colleagues and highlight their actions who have marked my transition and made them invaluable allies.”


Dr. Pier-Maude Lanteigne

“I feel a glow of satisfaction as I help [my transgender patients] use hormones to safely transition. It is unlike most other medical visits, as I am helping them achieve their long sought after goals.”

Dr. Claire Nowlan

“When I started providing primary care to 2SLGBTQ+ folks and their families, it is not an exaggeration to say that every single chart I reviewed had the potential for harm.”

Dr. Avery Wynick


Interested in submitting a story for consideration to be featured during next year’s Pride month? Submit your story here or reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

2SLGBTQ+ Health Education and Research


Thank you for your support. To get involved or to offer feedback, please contact Dr. Thea Weisdorf or Dr. Andrew Organek, Chair and Vice-Chair of the 2SLGBTQ+ Health Member Interest Group at [email protected].

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