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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Health Across the Gender Spectrum by Stanford University

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About the Course

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. Due to the sensitive nature of the story-based course content, we have chosen not to offer course certificates for this course. Simply put, we feel that the thoughts, ideas and sentiments of these remarkable children and their families... are priceless. We are confident that, like us, you will end up learning more from them than you could ever imagine. Together, we can lay a stronger foundation for all children. Join us as we explore health, across the gender spectrum. Additional note: When submitting answers to quizzes, you may be asked to enter your "full legal name". This feature is primarily for verification purposes for courses that offer a certificate on Coursera, so it does not really apply to this course. We recognize that, for some individuals the name they use does not match the one on their legal documents. Please feel free to enter the name you normally use in these boxes....

Top reviews


May 10, 2017

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. My stepson (born a female) is transgender. This course has helped me understand things more and gave me a lot of pointers on how to do things. Thank you so much!


May 17, 2020

I love how concise and easy to understand the videos were. They all get straight to the point and it was really a mind-blowing experience to learn about the differences and what we can do to support.

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By Denise I

Apr 29, 2017

Well presented and easy to understand. It would be good to see more information relevant to high school aged children.


Apr 17, 2017

this course is very complete in the aspect to learn different things to orientation in our lifes

By Jasmine J

Mar 16, 2018

Really good course to take for individuals that work with youth. This course was very helpful!

By Astuti S

Jul 30, 2022

i wish they'd been a bit more comprehensive, but all the content they do have is fantastic!

By Gregory S W

Nov 17, 2022

I found value in this course even though it was not 100% what I thought it was going to be.

By Sairah M S

Nov 11, 2020

would have been nice to get a certificate of completion after, other wise course was great.

By Emma K

Oct 29, 2020

A good introduction course into gender identification and how to create an inclusive space.

By Evelyn J

May 26, 2020

The content is great and very inspiring. However, it only covers very basic information.

By Prashanthi K

Jun 10, 2020

I enjoyed the course. Assignments helped to recollect and reflect on the learning.

By Emil

Jun 16, 2020

The course is very actual. I think, there is some policy behind this course.


May 2, 2020


By Md. A R

Jan 11, 2022

it was good course for health across the gender spectrum for our society

By Vasundhara A

Jul 10, 2017

The course is highly informational and the stories are very touching.

By Aditya G

Apr 17, 2017

Useful primer on applying inclusive principles across spaces


Aug 12, 2020

Please send my certificate of completion of this course

By Spyros T

May 19, 2017

In my opinion, the course is a good intro to the topic.

By Thiemo M

Aug 11, 2017

I never gave gender much thought, it is an eye opener

By Sebastiaan v J

Mar 29, 2017

Takes your ideals one step further.

By Mark J R

Oct 3, 2017

Great course, very informative.

By Bishal P

May 9, 2021

Learning & acknowledgement

By Andrea G

Jun 17, 2022

informative course

By Pri S

Oct 4, 2017

Very good course.

By Tanya C

Jul 14, 2022

Very informative

By Shubham k

Apr 12, 2021


By Raine P

Nov 25, 2017

This course is great if you want a really basic beginners understanding of transgender and nonbinary people. My biggest issue with this course is separating sex and gender from each other and calling trans people, "biologically a girl, but view themselves as a boy" (and things along those lines). That just creates a way for transphobic people to further misgender and hurt trans people; they see that as a loop-hole to be disrespectful. Another issue I had was the lack of discussions about nonbinary people; I wish we were more included because we have unique problems that do align with trans people (and a lot of us identify as both transgender AND nonbinary), so it's a big disservice to have is practically excluded from the discussion. I also had a problem with a lot of the professionals who were speaking; most were cisgender people and I wished we could hear our own voices and expertise on this subject rather than having cis people teaching all about it. I also think there was too much focus on parents' perspectives on things, which were almost always transphobic ("I had a boy but now they're a girl and I miss that boy" or something along those lines). It takes away from the message that you're here for trans people when you have parents speaking in this way. Again, this is a good class if you want to generally understand trans and nonbinary people, but don't use it as your sole source of information.