For Medical and Mental Healthcare Providers

For Medical and Mental Healthcare Providers

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HELPFUL LINKS

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) Standards of Care, Version 7 – guidelines for medical and mental health care providers

Between the (Gender) Lines: the Science of Transgender Identity – An article by a third-year graduate student at Harvard that overviews the research showing biological causes of transgender identity. The article is concise and highly readable, and provides links to the research referenced.

Biologist Explains Biological Sex and the complexities which keep it from being a foolproof  basis for determining gender. Blog.

Gene Variants Provide Insight into Brain, Body Incongruence in Transgender People. Feb. 2020 article in Science Daily discusses new research showing that the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may be related to estrogen receptor pathways in the brain.

Is gender identity biologically hard-wired? A 9-minute video from PBS News (2015) looking at the research.