Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices into Reproductive Health Services

August 30, 2023


Exposure to abuse, neglect, discrimination, violence, and other adverse experiences can greatly impact a person’s health for the long term and the way they interact with the healthcare system especially when it comes to family planning services. Because of the potentially long-lasting negative impact of trauma on physical and mental health, it’s important for providers to understand and incorporate trauma-informed approaches to care into their practice.

Trauma-informed care acknowledges the need to understand a client’s life experiences to deliver effective care and has the potential to improve patient engagement, treatment adherence, and health outcomes. This webinar will go over strategies for integrating trauma-informed practices into reproductive health services.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define various types of traumas frequently experienced by people accessing reproductive health services
  • Identify trauma-informed practices that can be used in clinical settings
  • Describe the role of self-care and team-based care in providing trauma-informed services


Dominika Seidman, MD, MAS
OBGYN and associate professor at San Francisco General Hospital
Co-founded Team Lily, a trauma-informed, multidisciplinary care team providing wrap-around services to pregnant people
Provides reproductive health services at the San Francisco County Jail