Standing in solidarity with the LGBTQIA2S+ community as allies insisting upon a more inclusive and safe future for women and gender-diverse people.
Gender Inclusion and Equity
The Barbra Schlifer Clinic stands in solidarity with the LGBTQIA2S+ community as allies insisting upon a more inclusive and safe future for women and gender-diverse people.
The Schlifer Clinic adheres to a gender identity and inclusion policy. This policy has evolved over the years to reflect and address our understanding of developing inequities.
Our most recent update to the policy formalizes common Clinic-wide practices already in place and makes space for continuous improvement and growth. At the Clinic, the umbrella term “woman” recognizes that gender is self-identification and does not necessarily correspond with one’s assigned sex at birth. The Clinic recognizes the complexity of gender inside and outside the gender binary and, as such, provides services to all individuals who self-identify as anyone other than cisgender male.
The Clinic operates with an intersectional lens of inclusion that appreciates the complexity of compounded identities, especially for survivors of gender-based violence, who are our core service stakeholders. The Clinic is committed to reviewing the policy every two years and making necessary updates to its content as the language relevant to gender diversity evolves.
If you have questions regarding the policy or its process, please direct them to [email protected]