Presentation: Consensual Non-Monogamy 101
Time: Breakout Session 1
Due to a lack of knowledge about Consensual non-monogamy (CNM) in the general and medical communities, we intend to educate individuals on the different models of CNM, the stigma that CNM individuals face and recommendations for providing more inclusive and sensitive health care services. Since language functions to enable or constrain our ability to experience and navigate our environment, we will discuss the ways in which language is being created to serve those who identify as CNM. Because non-judgmental healthcare is critical to HIV and other STI prevention in non-monogamous individuals, our discussion will address myths and stigmatizing beliefs about CNM in hopes that medical professionals begin to offer more non-judgmental care to their patients. We will discuss the intersection of various multicultural identities that CNM individuals may hold, focusing on the importance for healthcare providers to incorporate cultural humility into their practice with CNM patients.
Peyton will also be presenting on the healthcare needs and experiences of consensually non-monogamous adults at Transforming Care with Michelle Vaughan, Ph.D. and Adam Taylor, RN.
1. Participants will learn what defines consensual non-monogamous (CNM) relationships and common subtypes of CNM.
2. Participants will learn about the stigma faced by CNM people and basic strategies for providing CNM-friendly care.
3. Participants will learn about common misconceptions regrading CNM people and findings of recent research refusing these assumptions.