With Meredithe McNamara, Christina Lepore, Rebecca Kamody, Laura Kuper, Nathalie Szilagyi, Susan Boulware, and Christy Olezeski: Scientific Misinformation and Gender Affirming Care: Tools for Providers on the Front Lines, Journal of Adolescent Health, July 2, 2022. “Up to 10% of youth express some degree of gender expansivity and about 1.8% identify as transgender. All providersContinue reading “Journal of Adolescent Health publication: combatting misinformation about gender-affirming care”
With Meredithe McNamara and Christina Lepore: Scientific Misinformation Is Criminalizing the Standard of Care for Transgender Youth, JAMA August 22, 2022. “Transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) youth in the US face growing sociopolitical obstacles in pursuit of health care. In 2021 and 2022, Arkansas and Alabama enacted legislative bans on gender-affirming care (GAC), with penalties forContinue reading “JAMA publication on gender-affirming care”
An op-ed on the scientific misinformation that is harming teens, families, and medical providers and undermining the integrity of law. Biased political actors, including the Texas Attorney General and some Alabama legislators, have repeated junk science to justify bans on gender-affirming care for youth. The result is biased “science” and biased law.
I had the privilege of working with six scientists from Yale and the University of Texas Southwestern to refute, point-by-point, the purported scientific justifications for banning gender-affirming care in Texas and Alabama. The Yale press release is here. The full-text report is here. The report has been widely covered by the national press as wellContinue reading “Fighting Misinformation: New Report Refutes Biased “Science” Used to Justify Bans on Gender-Affirming Care for Transgender Youth”
Psychological Parenthood (with Anne Dailey and Doug NeJaime), Minnesota L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022). Family law in the United States is governed by an assortment of legal doctrines and policies that often undermine, and sometimes sever, the relationships between children and the adults with whom children are most closely bonded. For example, the “best interests ofContinue reading “New Article: Psychological Parenthood”
Ganesh Sitaraman and I edited a new collection of essays on public options. The authors include Mallory SoRelle and Suzanne Mettler, Jon Michaels, Jacob Hacker, Alison Hoffman, Shelley Welton, Mehrsa Baradaran, and more. Cambridge University Press has made the book available online here. Have a look!
I was honored to be invited to give the Pugh Lecture at the University of San Diego on Monday, April 12, 2021. The announcement is here and a summary is here. I will post the lecture on SSRN shortly.
On February 25, 2021, I had the chance to talk about public options at Dartmouth’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. The talk and a summary are here.
In this piece in the Boston Review, I point out the ordinary but tragic choices facing parents — mostly mothers — as they care for children during the pandemic. Mothering work has been mostly invisible during the COVID crisis, as it usually is. But the pandemic has made the job both harder to do (withContinue reading “Mothering in a Pandemic”
The headline: “Tax whisperer Anne Alstott: what our tax code reveals about our national character.” Find the podcast here.