Science Vs: The Science Of Being Transgender

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about transgender identity.

That made us wonder… what makes us the gender that we are? And what should you do if your kid doesn’t fit the mold? To find out, we talked with endocrinologist Dr. Joshua Safer, psychologist Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, and psychologist Dr. Colt Keo-Meier.

Credits:

This episode was produced by Odelia Rubin and Meryl Horn along with Wendy Zukerman and Rose Rimler. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Editorial assistance by Rebecca Kling. Fact checking by Michelle Harris, Meryl Horn and Rose Rimler. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord.

A huge thanks to all the researchers we got in touch with for this episode – including Dr. Jack Turban, Professor Anne Fausto- Sterling, assistant professor Samantha Busa, Associate Professor Susan Stryker, Dr. Katrina Karkazis, Professor Neill Epperson, Paula Neira, Professor Michelle Forcier, and Professor Joan Roughgarden.

And thanks to all the trans folks who shared their stories with us

Thank you! Also thanks to the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson.


Science Topics
Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Psychology
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Adults

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