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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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May 19, 2022

es un curso bastante completo en cuanto a conceptos generales, ademas explica con ejemplos ciertas situaicones que hacen mucho mas facil ver las intervenciones que como profesionales de la salud podriamos lograr para generar un ambiente much mas seguro.

By Karolain A

Aug 18, 2022

excelente proceso de aprendizaje, encantada con el material del curso, con la forma como se dicto, adecuado al caso, encantada con la forma de comunicar con los videos, no se extendio mas de lo requerido, encajaba perfecto con mis tiempos disponibles.

By Monica M M

May 31, 2020

Agradezco el curso, fue para mi una experiencia maravillosa, bien fundamentado, con suficientes experiencias de personas que viven este cambio. Excelente didáctica. Me ha dado múltiples habilidades pero fundamentalmente abrió mi horizonte y mi mente.

By Amy T

Aug 3, 2021

The material in this course is good, not only for healthcare providers, but for parents of transgender children. These really powerful stories model for parents how to affirm and accept their child. They enriched my own understanding and empathy.

By Susana M

May 3, 2020

Thank you so much for this course. I learned a lot of important things I can start applying in my personal and professional life. I'm happy knowing there's people like you working for the recognition of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

By Phoenix K

Jul 17, 2017

This was a remarkably kind and compassionate course, and as a genderqueer parent of trans kids, with a trans spouse, I felt that this course is vital for our medical professionals to have as a basis for their understanding in how to best treat us.

By Heather B

May 24, 2021

This course was very informative. I enjoyed hearing about the lived experiences, as opposed to simple textbook based information. It's really given me a broader understanding of gender-inclusivity, and ways to support transgendered individuals.

By Mike B

Mar 11, 2024

I found the course was excellent. It covered the many issues faced by each group of the LBGQT populations. It reaffirmed to me that our best tool to help us deal with these populations are acceptance, empathy, dignity and humanity. Works for me.

By Maria O D

Aug 15, 2023

thank you for offering such education and knowledge. incredibility beneficial to parents, teachers, healthcare providers. also uplifting to children knowing that their needs are being shown to those who by nature should love and care for them.

By Leandro M

Jun 18, 2023

No solo me encanto el curso, sino que me resultó muy útil, ya que siendo docente suelo encontrarme con muchas situaciones que se describen en los testimonios que brinda el curso. Creo que TODOS los docentes deberían formarse en estas temáticas.

By Adela b j

Mar 16, 2018

Excellent introduction to a gender expansive perspective, which eased my way into the right vocabulary and some mechanisms for acting around children (and adults!!). Thank you for a brilliant course, I've been recommending it to all my friends.

By Clare U

Jan 5, 2021

I think this course is important for everyone to take! Learning more about how to create safe spaces for everyone from a health perspective really opened my eyes to even more ways to make the health and education sphere more inclusive for all.

By Natalia L

Sep 11, 2022

I liked it a lot, very varied and didactic, with videos with experiences told by the same people, it makes learning easier and more entertaining to know, to see, to face, in addition to having open questions where you can give your opinion

By Eleni A

Jun 4, 2020

I so enjoyed this course, it was informative, interesting, engaging and well-executed. The combination of animations, voice-overs and interviews worked perfectly and provided a sense of lightheartedness when dealing with important issues.

By Ana W

Jul 27, 2020

Listening to these interviews has helped me understand a bit better how transgender children and people feel. The facts presented may be a bit simplistic, but I think it's a good resource for people who don't know what transgender means.

By Amanda D

Oct 17, 2017

I learned a lot from this class. Although I have always been accepting of Transgender friends and family members, I did not know much about the medical implications. I also learned more about what I can do to support Trans individuals.

By Sonya L

Jul 26, 2017

I think this course should be available to anyone and everyone. The videos are terrific and I would love to use them in my talks on diversity and inclusion. It'd help bring more awareness and also encourage people to take this course.

By Vicki W C

Apr 17, 2017

Great use of time. Great introduction to the Gender Spectrum. Provided a variety of tools to support a transgender child. Recommended for parents, teachers, educational administration and all health care providers serving children.

By florida g

Jul 24, 2022

I have realized many things while going through this course. It made me reflect how I deal with our students in school as well as individuals in our community who might be experiencing challenges because of their gender choice.

By María P G

Jul 25, 2020

Excelente curso, realmente de utilidad no sólo en la adquisición de conocimientos teóricos fundamentales con respecto a esta temática, sino que lo más valioso radica en poder conocer las experiencias de los niños y sus familias.

By Wan F A B W Z

Dec 28, 2020

Good relevant material with easily understood language used. Im in a Muslim majority country and I want to learn more about helping people with different sexuality/gender feel more comfortable in their lives and support them.

By Redeemer G

Jul 13, 2017

A very informative short course who tackles several aspects in relation to the gender spectrum , health and social care. It provides a scientific feel and mostly a qualitative approach which gives a human aspect to the topic.

By Mia B

Jun 24, 2021

I found this very helpful in furthering my knowledge and understanding of the Gender Spectrum and how I can apply this new found knowledge to my work and personal life/space. This was really beneficial and also eye-opening.

By Saadiya Y

Jun 30, 2017

This was really insightful. This course should be thought in every school and more awareness should be done on this subject matter, in order to create a less discriminating society. I will do my best to make this known.

By Michelle B

Sep 21, 2020

As an introduction to the gender spectrum, this class provides an opportunity to hear from those actually living in the spectrum, as well as professors, to provide real world perspectives. It is a gentle introduction.