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Gender born, gender made : raising healthy gender-nonconforming children / Diane Ehrensaft ; foreword by Edgardo Menvielle.

Ehrensaft, Diane (author.).

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A groundbreaking guide to caring for children who live outside binary gender boxes.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 305.3 E335 (Text) 35178001697567 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/22/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781615190607 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1615190600 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xi, 275 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Experiment, 2011.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-266) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : princesses, Priuses, and penises -- Relearning gender -- The family's path is covered with roses and thorns -- True gender self, false gender self, gender creativity -- The gender-creative parent -- One pill makes you girl, one pill makes you boy -- We are family -- The gender-creative therapist -- Who are the genders in your neighborhood?
Summary, etc.:
A groundbreaking guide to caring for children who live outside binary gender boxes.
"Gender Born, Gender Made is a comprehensive guidebook for the parents and therapists of children who do not identify with or behave according to their biological gender. Drawing on the case histories of several children, each "gender creative" in his or her own way, Dr. Diane Ehrensaft offers concrete strategies for understanding and supporting children who experience confusion about their gender identities. She also discusses the latest therapeutic advancements available to gender-variant children. Traditionally, psychologists have sought to "cure" gender variance by pressuring children to conform to typical gender behavior. From her perspective as both clinician and parent of a gender creative child, Dr. Ehrensaft advocates a new approach, encouraging caregivers to support gender-variant children as they explore their gender identities. Rather than offering a "cure" for gender variance, Gender Born, Gender Made facilitates improved understanding and communication about gender identity."--Publisher description.
Subject: Transgender children.
Gender identity > Psychological aspects.
Child rearing

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