The debate regarding transgender individuals being able to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity has resurfaced at the national level, but the actual science behind gender identity is rarely discussed in politics. National Geographic published a feature article in January about the science of being transgender and the stigmas faced by transgender individuals, which often result in difficulties accessing services like healthcare. Today we'll discuss the science behind gender identity and the difficulties that transgender persons may face due to discrimination.
Ricki Lewis, geneticist and science writer
Dr. Joshua Safer, endocrinologist, Boston Medical Center
Dr. Melissa Davis, OSU Wexner Medical Center, Transgender Primary Care Clinic