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 largest, national, longitudinal study of transgender and gender diverse children. Our research focuses early gender development, mental health, and well-being, as well as exploring the impact of early life experiences on later life outcomes in our participants.
Our current research study is recruiting children aged 3–12 who are transgender, gender nonconforming, and siblings of gender nonconforming children. We are recruiting families from across the U.S. and Canada 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 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!