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Stanford University

Health Across the Gender Spectrum

Stanford University via edX



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.


In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

American Medical Association (AMA)

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

Taught by

Maya Adam, Robyn Tepper, Catherine Sonquist Forest and Benjamin Laniakea


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Great for anybody who wants to start learning about the topic.

    Interesting also for people like me who already knew almost everything the course teaches because it helps to organize the information we have in a more scientific way. Living in Italy I know that there is a great difference between how this topic is (not) faced here and how Us schools try to include and talk about this topic, so this was interesting also from a cultural point of view. I know a lot of people here who even deny that transgender children exist and this short course made me realize even better that we must act now and change the way this topic is faced in schools (because it isn't, right now i Italy).
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    The approach is very broad with relevant and clarifying content on the differences in gender identity and spectrum. At times I was moved by the stories, my perspective changed significantly.

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