Supporting gender diverse youth

Dr Simon Pickstone-Taylor, general adult psychiatrist and child and adolescent psychiatrist

This talk will cover the four main axes of gender (biological sex, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity) and terms, the incidence of transgender youth, the causes of gender diversity, co-existing psycho-pathology, evidenced based management and outcomes or gender diverse youth.

Dr Pickstone-Taylor specialised in psychiatry in the United States and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California. He has a special interest in gender diversity, particularly in young people. In 2012 he started the Gender Identity Development Service within UCT’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry where he provides support for young people up to 18 years old and their families, as well as to other professionals supporting these young people. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Psychiatry Department at UCT, and gives training on gender and sexuality to trainees and staff. He is member of the WPATH (World Professional Association of Transgender Health) and founder member of PATHSA (Professional Association of Transgender Health of South Africa).

Date: Wednesday, 17 May
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus