Healthcare Appointments – Women and Girls

Some tips for autistic women and girls attending healthcare appointments, based on information gathered at our event ‘Health and Wellbeing for Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum’:

Prepare in advance

  • Have a list of questions or points you wish to cover
  • Meet with a trusted person beforehand to go over what you want to say

Take notes during the appointment

  • This could be done by you, or someone supporting you

Clarify understanding

  • At end of the appointment, go back over key points
  • Make sure you have understood the information given
  • Ask questions about anything you are unclear on
  • Ask how you can get in touch afterwards if you want to ask further questions or realise you are unsure about something

Provide information to the healthcare practitioner on autism

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