Free Online Course about Gender from Stanford University

Free Online Course about Gender from Stanford University


About this course

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Overview

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for parents, teachers, healthcare providers and anyone who wants to help create a more gender-expansive environment - one in which all people can live authentically. As a global community of unique individuals, we can begin to build a world that is ready to nurture and love each and every child.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for all specialties and anyone who cares about children and wants to make the world better for them. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accreditation

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If you would like to earn CME credit from Stanford University School of Medicine for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Additional Instructors

Tandy Aye, MD
Alice Lyman Miller, PhD
Ben Barres, MD, PhD

What you'll learn

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  • Develop empathy for and greater understanding of the experience of transgender individuals.
  • Proactively identify and communicate with non-conforming, transgender and LGBT patients and their families in order to provide optimal care.
  • Integrate supportive care in managing the health needs of transgender individuals, including the needs of transgender children.
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