The TransYouth Project aims to help scientists, educators, parents, and children better understand the varieties of human gender development. Based out of the Social Cognitive Development Lab at the University of Washington, we are currently leading the first large-scale, national, longitudinal study of development in gender nonconforming, transgender, and gender variant youth . In addition to our primary goal of supporting the first major study of transgender children in the U.S., we are also conducting research about the origins of anti-transgender bias, and have plans for outreach projects in collaboration with some of our partner organizations.
Our current research study is recruiting children aged 3–12 who are transgender, gender nonconforming, siblings of gender nonconforming children, as well as control participants (those who are gender conforming). We are recruiting families from across the country for this longitudinal study. For more specific information about the project, please contact Dr. Kristina Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org, the principal investigator, or sign up online via the Participate tab above. All sign-ups and contact information are treated confidentially.
In the near future we hope to begin projects aimed at teenagers so if you are interested in hearing about that work, please sign up as well as we’ll contact you once those studies are up and running!