Gender Identity Today – December 11, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Gender Identity Today
A Panel with Gender Spectrum, Dr. Ilana Scherer, UCSF and Moderator Lyndsey SchlaxGenderbread Person

This event will provide a ‘101 of gender identity’ for parents: everything you need to know about the gender spectrum; outdated terms and ways of thinking about gender; and the current enlightened language and politics around the issue. You will learn how to use this new knowledge sensitively and intelligently around your teen.

Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.

Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician and founder of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Sherer serves as its Assistant Medical Director, caring for transgender children and adolescents at its Oakland site. She is also HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF. She received the UCSF Chancellors Award for GLBT Leadership and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s Anne E Dyson Child Advocacy Award for this work. She has developed health care provider modules related to caring for GLBT and gender variant youth, and presents nationally to medical and lay audiences on these topics. Dr. Sherer served on the Editorial Board for the national Trans Bodies, Trans Selves book project, a resource guide for the transgender community and works with families and youth on self-advocacy skills within the medical setting. She has also worked with the AAP to improve care for gender non-conforming youth, and is a founding member of the Section on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health and Wellness. She has written and contributed to numerous articles for both professional and lay media, including Pediatrics, Pediatrics in Review, Health Affairs, and Contemporary Pediatrics.

Ruth Asawa SOTA
555 Portola Drive, San Francisco  94131
Door ticket prices: Member School Parents $10.00; Others $15.00.

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