Intro to Transgender Programming Considerations 02:35

Gender-specific sex organs dictate the physical characteristics that biologically delineate between males and females. In recent years, scientists have begun to identify similarities and differences between aspects of the structure and function of the brains of trans- and cisgender individuals that could help explain the conviction that one’s gender and natal sex don’t match. While gender identity will most likely never have a straightforward biological explanation, it’s important to consider the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence how an individual identifies themselves. Understanding endogenous and exogenous sex hormones is the first step in understanding how exercise impacts a transgender individual.