Embracing All Genders: Clashes Between Mormonism and the Science of Gender Identity

This presentation provides information about the science of gender identity by: 1) Defining gender-relevant terminology; 2) Providing education about sex and gender—using intersexuality to illustrate the false dichotomies often associated with these terms—and, 3) Discussing what scientific research tells us about gender and gender identity. The presenter will then facilitate a conversation regarding the clash between scientific and Mormon views of sex and gender, exploring potential paths toward understanding and reconciliation.

Emily Mackelprang