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What caregivers need to know to support transgender and nonbinary kids with Lane Kantor

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Release date: June 19, 2023


Lane Kantor is my guest for this third episode of Pride Month. Lane is an MD with a Masters degree in Public Health. Recently, Lane and their colleagues conducted a study of the knowledge gaps and educational needs of the parents of transgender and nonbinary kids. Lane shares what they learned and recommendations for supporting kids as they realize their identities and how they want to express them. More information about Lane, including links to the research they cite, is below.


Biography of Lane Kantor


Dr. Kantor graduated from medical school at UCLA and is currently an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics intern at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They also have an MPH in Health Policy from Harvard T.H. Chan where they studied the intersections between the medical industrial complex, anti-transgender legislation, and the undermining of intersex bodily autonomy. Their research includes studying the sexual health and educational needs of transgender youth and their parents and the implementation of electronic medical record changes to improve rates of preventative screenings for transgender patients. They have also served on the board of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH), the organization responsible for publishing the standards of care for transgender patients. Their academic interests include medical education and gender-affirming care and they plan to combine clinical practice, health policy advocacy, and community organizing to work toward racial, social, and economic justice for the LGBTQIA2S community.



Links


"Gender Identity 5 Years After Social Transition" in Pediatrics

"Factors Leading to 'Detransition' Among Transgender and Gender Diverse People in the United States: A Mixed-Methods Analysis" in LGBT Health https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/lgbt.2020.0437

"Sex Education for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: Previous Experiences and Recommended Content" in The Journal of Sexual Medicine


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