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2020 Gender Odyssey

June 18–21, 2020

San Diego, CA

Our conference schedule is in development and is subject to change. Additional sessions will be added.  Occasionally, a presenter has to cancel or a session needs to move from its scheduled day and time.  Please review as the conference dates near for any changes that may have occurred. 

Seahorses and Unicorns: trans fertility considerations

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:10 AM–12:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)
1 - Salon A/B
Workshop Description

The latest data tells us that more trans people plan to become parents than ever before-- are you ready to support them on their journeys? From the impact of hormones on fertility to fertility preservation for trans youth, join nationally-renown trans family-building expert Trystan Reese in this session intended for providers of any type who may work with trans folks on their parenting journeys.

Primary Contact

Trystan Reese, Family Equality

Workshop Presenter's Names

Trystan Reese, Family Equality Council
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Presenter Bio

Trystan Reese is a Portland-based educator who works on transgender fertility issues in academia, on social media, and with mainstream journalists. He has been featured on CNN, the Washington Post, Vice News, and dozens of other outlets across the globe. His trans family-building story was heard by millions on The Moth Radio Hour, one of the top 100 most listened-to podcasts in the world (it also aired on hundreds of NPR stations around the country). As Director of Family Formation at Family Equality, Trystan has trained over 1000 family-building professionals utilizing the online training program he built from scratch.