2/15/18 - Donald N. Medearis Jr, MD Memorial Lecture: “Ethical Care for Gender Variant Children: A Sociomedical Perspective”

Sahar Sadjadi, PhD, MD
Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Anthropology and Sociology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Brief Summary of Lecture: Dr. Sadjadi will analyze the scientific and cultural context of the medicalization of gender nonconformity. She will diagnose the existing clinical paradigms and ethical dilemmas and prescribe a perspective, encompassing all children, that suggests an affirming clinical practice, neither dissuading cross-gender interest nor promoting medical intervention.

Start Date: February 15
End Date: February 15
Time: 8-9 a.m.


  • John G. Rangos Sr. Research Center

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Floor 3 Conference Center
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224