Biological Studies of Trans Identity: What do they say? Do they matter?
Hold onto your seats for a whirlwind tour through the scientific study of gender identity and how it shapes our thinking! Biologist Rachel Levin, neuroscientist Kale Edmiston, and psychiatrist Laura Erickson-Schroth tackle the science but also the social debates surrounding this topic. Do our genes contribute to our gender identity? What about prenatal hormones? Can brain scans give us more insights or do they just muddy the waters? Who does this kind of research and why? How has biological research influenced public understanding of trans identity? What would it mean to us as a community if