Dr. Shannon Whittington

Embracing Diversity: Exploring Parenthood Options for Transgender Individuals

One of the most common misconceptions about transgender people is that they cannot or do not want to have children. Contrary to this rather misleading popular belief, many transgender people desire to have children, with rates comparable to the cisgender population (Auer et al., 2018). Transgender individuals have multiple options for parenthood just like cisgender […]

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LGBTQ+ Parents of Hospitalized Children: Three Tips for an Inclusive Experience

The world as we know it is becoming more diverse and so are families. Working as a pediatric healthcare provider allows us the opportunity to experience family structures beyond the traditional Mom-Dad unit. This may be challenging for some of us who are new to this dynamic. We, as humans, have surely evolved into better

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