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We do not need science to legitimize our gender identities

According to Dr. Rachel Levin, an associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Pomona College, trans* people do not require the discovery of a trans gene to support our gender identities. Dr. Levin spoke at the Trans Awareness Week event “Rethinking Trans,” held at California State University, Northridge.

In her presentation, Dr. Levin emphasized the inherent biases in past transgender scientific research studies. Dr. Levin’s goal is to help trans* people depend less on science when claiming their gender identity.



Studies indicate gender is all in our heads

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies show that transwomen and transmen have important neurological characteristics that resemble their gender identity more than their assigned gender at birth.