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About this Episode

In this week of the Sex Series, we focus on gender with Dr. Alex Iantaffi — sex and gender expert, licensed therapist, and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. This episode is for anyone looking to better understand the role of gender in clients’ lives, including how people can change and express their gender identity. Considering gender from both its biological and societal roots, we look at how gender plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. 

About Alex:

Alex Iantaffi, PhD, MS, LMFT is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. They work as a therapist, writer and independent scholar on Dakota and Anishinaabe territories, Turtle Island, also known as Minneapolis, MN. Alex has researched, presented and published extensively on gender, disability, sexuality, bisexuality, polyamory, BDSM, Deafness, education, sexual health, HIV prevention, and transgender issues.

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Find Alex on Twitter: @xtaffi

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References and Relevant Books:

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 Affirmative Counseling With LGBTQI + People edited by Misty M. Ginicola, Cheri Smith, and Joel M. Filmore

The APA Citation for this Episode:

Speciale, M. (Producer). (2017, October 12). Unhushed with Dr. Karen Rayne: Talking to Kids and Teens about Sex [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from

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