Maybe They Don’t Care About MeImpact of the Intake Form Experience
Hear from a community professional on the importance of inclusive intake forms.
Molly Green, MSW (She/her) Medical Social Worker, THRIVE Gender development clinic, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
When I filled in the form online to schedule my appt, it asked me to select my sex assigned at birth, and I wrote female. When I went to my appt, the paperwork said “gender: female” which was NOT what I had told them. They hadn’t had a spot to put my gender at all. When I got my first 2 shots in Feb, the same thing happened, except by the second shot they had “corrected” my sex to male. It just feels frustrating to have them use what SEEMS to be inclusive language (assigned sex at birth, gender) and then not be inclusive.
And she kept referring to me as "OK, ma'am, let me put that into the system, yadda yadda yadda."
Uhm, and never did ask about my pronouns and things like that, which they did other screening questions of, like sexuality and things like that, but they never asked about my pronouns.