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Beginner Level

Approx. 4 hours to complete

Suggested: Three weeks. Roughly one hour every week....

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Hungarian, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

What is Gender Identity?

In module one, we will begin to hear some of the real-life experiences of transgender children, their friends and families. We will gain a better understanding of terms like: gender identity, sex assigned at birth and sexual orientation as well as understanding how these characteristics differ from one another. By the end of this module, learners be more familiar with what it means to be transgender and what it means to have a non-binary gender identity.

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6 videos (Total 23 min), 3 quizzes
6 videos
"You Amaze Me Every Day"2m
What is the Difference Between Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation?4m
Ben Barres: "It's No Longer Necessary to Live in the Closet"5m
3 practice exercises
The main point #14m
The main point #22m
Gender Identity8m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

What is the Gender Spectrum?

In this module, we will explore some of the gender affirming management options available to support the health of transgender children across their lifespan, including the potential benefits of delaying puberty in transgender adolescents. We will examine the medical classification of transgender and take a closer look at how the diagnosis has changed over time as well as the arguments for and against the need for a medical diagnosis.

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6 videos (Total 35 min), 4 quizzes
6 videos
"It's Got to Be OK"6m
What is a Non-Binary Gender Identity?4m
"Who Doesn't Want to Be Heard?"6m
4 practice exercises
The main point #32m
The main point #42m
The main point #52m
The Gender Spectrum12m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

How Do We Create a Gender-Inclusive Society?

In this module, we will explore some of the concrete steps that healthcare providers, teachers and parents can take to make their clinics, schools and homes more gender inclusive. We will discuss the importance of making basic facilities such as restrooms accessible to all children and we will explore the adverse consequences that can occur when children do not feel safe using public restrooms. We will also discuss the negative health outcomes associated with lack of familial and societal support for the transgender child.

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7 videos (Total 39 min), 4 quizzes
7 videos
"This is Real"5m
Alice Lyman Miller: "You've Only Got One Life"6m
Why Is Social Support So Important for Transgender Individuals?3m
"What is a Girl?"7m
4 practice exercises
The main point #62m
The main point #72m
The main point #82m
Creating a Gender Inclusive Society12m
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Top reviews from Health Across the Gender Spectrum

By PBMay 11th 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!

By FSApr 27th 2019

I would like to know more about LGBTs and as I am leaving in an Islamic country , I hope to help these high risk groups to be more accepted by others and be more healthy, sexually and mentally.

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Maya Adam, MD

Lecturer
Stanford School of Medicine

About Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States....

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