Episode: UCSF’s Diane Ehrensaft on ‘The Gender Creative Child’


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UCSF’s Diane Ehrensaft on ‘The Gender Creative Child’

With the Pentagon’s decision last week to lift its ban on openly transgender soldiers, the spotlight is once again on the rights of transgender people of all ages. Diane Ehrensaft, co-founder of UCSF’s Child and Adolescent Gender Center, coined the term “gender creative child” to describe children whose gender identity is not reflected in the male or female box that was checked on their birth certificates. We’ll talk with Ehrensaft about the experience of gender nonconformity and discuss her new book, “The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes.”

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