In addition to transgender youth, gender expansive (also called gender nonconforming or nonbinary) youth are receiving a great deal of attention in the media and among educators and policymakers. However, until now there has been very limited population-based data about gender expansive students and their unique health risks and disparities. This webinar will present data from a newly released report, based on the sites that used the optional gender expression Youth Risk Behavior Survey question in 2013 and 2015, to examine the associations between gender nonconformity and various health risk behaviors.

In this session you’ll:

  • Better understand the health disparities and risk behaviors faced by gender expansive students.
  • Know how to communicate the need for robust data collection pertaining to gender expression and gender expansive students.
  • Discuss how local advocates can encourage municipalities to use this optional gender expression question on their surveys.
  • Learn more about how to adapt programming to meet the needs of vulnerable gender expansive students and their families. 
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