October 11, 2017 Gender Dysphoria in Children: Understanding the Science and Medicine
As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with “gender dysphoria,” parents and physicians alike face difficult questions about human identity and sexuality.
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation
As America enters what has been called the “transgender moment,” children have been placed in the crosshairs. As increasing numbers of children are diagnosed with “gender dysphoria,” parents and physicians alike face difficult questions about human identity and sexuality, as well as mounting pressure to treat children with experimental therapies such as puberty-blocking drugs and cross-sex hormones.
But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict?
Join us as an expert panel provides answers to these questions, distinguishing biological fact from ideological fiction regarding the push for transgender-affirming therapies and the dangers of these emerging treatments.
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