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Dr. Meredithe McNamara: Gender transition in young people

Dr. Meredithe McNamara, from Yale University, will be available for interviews on Thursday, June 8, from 2-3:30 p.m. ET.

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Interview opportunity available:

Thursday, June 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET

Some states are prohibiting minors from receiving medical care related to gender transition, or imposing other restrictions such as limiting transgender children’s participation in sports, their use of bathrooms or locker rooms, or any discussion of pronouns in schools.

Available expert:

Dr. Meredithe McNamara is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale University. She can discuss topics including:

  • How these types of restrictions affect the mental health of transgender young people;
  • How children develop a sense of who they are, including their gender identity;
  • What exactly is involved in transition-related medical care for young people;
  • Scientific misinformation that is being included in policy debates relevant to transgender young people;
  • What is known about outcomes for people who undergo any type of gender transition during childhood or adolescence.

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