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For Medical and Mental Healthcare Providers


The World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s (WPATH) Standards of Care, Version 8 – guidelines for medical and mental health care providers.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. From the APA.

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.

Dear Parents of Trans Youth. Young trans vlogger Sam Collins invites his mom to share her experiences and wisdom. Great for developing your understanding of what parents of trans kids may experience.

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

APA RESOLUTION on Supporting Sexual/Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents in Schools. – From the American Psychological Association, Feb. 2020.


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.

Finding a Voice: A Guide to Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training. Includes helpful info on what to expect from an initial transgender voice therapy visit and resources for finding a speech pathologist who has a specialty in transgender services.

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

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