Conference theme: Research, Policy and Practice in Family Courts: What's Gender Got to do with it?
Current Issues Impacting Transgender Clients in Mental Health and Legal Fields -- Joyce A. Woodford
Transgender policies are a rapidly emerging legal issue and states are responding at varying paces. Further, transgender issues frequently are confused with sexual orientation questions. Transgender people are those whose gender identities, expressions, or behaviors are not traditionally associated with their assigned birth sex. The American Psychological Association estimates about one in 10,000 biological males and one in 30,000 biological females are transgender. This workshop addresses the major issues raised in the mental health and legal arenas.