A Symposium for Providers: Understanding Gender Identity & Development for Transgender Youth in 2016

Logos of the sponsors for the March 17 Gender Symposium

Tomorrow the College of Physicians of Philadelphia will be hosting a symposium on gender development.

Nadia Dowshen, MD, and Linda Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, will lead a discussion on gender identity development and discuss how to make spaces and practices safer for trans, gender-variant, and gender-nonconforming (GNC) youth. Dr. Dowshen and Dr. Hawkins are the co-directors of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The event will take place in Mitchell Hall at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM.

After the presentations by the clinical staff, interns from the Mütter Museum’s Out4STEM Program will lead a session on the experiences of trans, gender-variant, and GNC youth, to highlight the need for competent care.

The event is open to the public (Tickets are FREE). Healthcare providers, educators, and youth-serving professionals are especially welcome.


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