#825 - The Ethics of Medical Interventions for Trans* Identified Kids: Jane Wheeler

Jane Wheeler is the founder and President of Rethink Medical Identity Ethics (https://rethinkime.org), which is a a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to improving and optimizing ethical long term care and treatment for gender variant children, adolescents and youth. Jane practiced law for many years as a corporate regulatory healthcare attorney in licensing, standards of care and informed consent. She was a board member of Lawyers for Human Rights (now the Los Angeles LGBT Bar Association) and served on GLAAD/LA Women’s Committee. She received her J.D. from UCLA Law School and has a B.A. from University of Arizona in Anthropology. She currently works as a consultant for non-profits in the area of funding for health and education related programs and projects, and mom to two teenagers.

In this episode, we talk about her work at ReIME, the facts about puberty blockers and cross sex hormones, current problems with how trans* identified kids are being treated, and how we can best care for trans* and gender non-conforming kids.

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M Lynch, M. Bates, D. Johnson, E. Heim, C. Tilling, A. Hughes
Richard Rice - The Future of Open Theism
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