Childhood Gender Diversity: Latest Findings and Current Controversies

Upon birth, doctors, midwives, and parents around the world declare “It’s a boy” or “It’s a girl”. Today, more and more children are defying these declarations, identifying as a gender that did not align with this pronouncement at their birth.  In this talk, Dr. Olson will present work exploring the gender development and well-being of this generation of transgender and gender nonconforming children, suggesting ways in which their lives are both remarkably unique and surprisingly similar to their more gender conforming peers.