“We are born, assigned a sex, and sent out into the world. For many people, this is cause for little, if any dissonance. Yet biological sex and gender are different; gender is not inherently nor solely connected to one’s physical anatomy.”
Advances in medical and genetic research are helping us to understand more about the formation and complexity of gender identity. We now know that the development of anatomical features we associate with gender and the brain’s development of gender identity happen many months apart in utero and do not always match. Meanwhile, transgender children and youth are winning legal rights, gaining better access to informed medical help, and teaching us what they need in order to live authentic and healthy lives.
- Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools
- Our Trans Loved Ones: Questions and Answers for Parents, Families, and Friends of People Who Are Transgender and Gender Expansive
- “Support and Resources for People Who Are Transgender or Gender Expansive, and Their Loved Ones.”
- The Gender Book. An illustrated guide to the nuances of gender and gender identity for all ages.
- “Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family”
- Transgender Children: Beyond the Myths
- A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children