FAT-POSITIVE pregnancy referrals


In this 2-hour interactive training, participants will consider the challenges fat clients face when seeking care for an unintended pregnancy, including provider bias, environmental barriers, and lack of provider training on working with fat patients. Participants will learn how these challenges are made more complicated when a client holds additional marginalized identities. Participants will gain knowledge to apply best practices in serving fat clients who are seeking care for unintended pregnancy.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define anti-fat bias and identify at least one way anti-fat bias shows up in the world
  • Describe at least one factor that may impact a fat individual’s ability to access reproductive healthcare
  • Explain at least two best practices in supporting fat individuals in accessing reproductive healthcare
  • State at least one intended practice change in referring fat individuals to abortion services

“I think dealing with stigma was the most useful thing, and just giving folks the tools to work through that. I think what was really helpful, there was an exercise where we were looking at a situation and deciding where the bias was in that situation. People didn’t realize that some of that bias that we don’t notice or understand would be there.”

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We’re particularly committed to service providers working in the highest-need parts of the country. We offer on-site training in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Combined with our tailored technical assistance and virtual training options, on-site trainings help to ensure a long-lasting partnership that supports quality, comprehensive care within your setting.

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