Is That OK With You?Active Affirmation and Affirming Care

Hear from another community professional about the importance of affirming care.

Lauren Matera, DO (She/Her)
Adolescent Medicine Fellow, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

"Hello, my bisexual identity was confirmed today. While I was out in public a fellow member of the community complimented my pride flag pin and I felt acknowledged and safe."
Ohio YouthAge 19, she/her
“Something small is so helpful. A lot of people complain that these things are unnecessary but such a small, quick change can make someone feel much better about themselves. “
Ohio Youth15, she/her