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Saturday, July 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
The Biology of Gender Identity: Emerging Understandings

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Compelling studies have demonstrated that “gender identity” is not simply a psychosocial construct, but likely reflects a complex interplay of biologic, environmental, and cultural factors. This session will highlight new understandings about the relationship between biology and gender identity. Influenced by work across multiple aspects of medical science (endocrine, genetic, and neuroanatomic), we are coming to an ever more nuanced recognition of gender’s complexity. Grounded in ongoing research as well as evolving practices from gender and Disorder of Sex Development (DSD) clinical work, the workshop will explore cutting edge ideas about biologic contributions to the development of gender identity. The workshop will also review the prevalence of gender-expansive and transgender youth, and current concepts of endocrine care and the implications for integrating medical, mental health, advocacy, and legal services. 


Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD

Stephen M. Rosenthal, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF, emeritus Program Director for Pediatric Endocrinology, and Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC). Dr. Rosenthal co-chaired a steering committee that lead to the creation of the CAGC, a unique University and community collaborative providing medical and mental health support, as well as education, advocacy, and legal support to gender expansive youth and their... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Soda Center - Moraga Hall