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Gender Identity and Expression
Your Questions Answered
by M. Killian Kinney
June 2024, 129pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7831-2
$40, £31, 35€, A55
Available for purchase 30 days prior to publication.
eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7832-9
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Gender is not observed or measured by others; it is how someone self-identifies—as a man, woman, fluid between genders, an identity outside of the conventional gender binary, or none of these.

This book answers young readers' questions about gender—what it is, what it isn't, and how it impacts our experiences and our interactions with others.

Gender is an essential part of all our lives, whether we recognize it as such or not and regardless of how we identify and express that identity. Gender informs how we feel about ourselves, the clothes we wear, how we engage with others, and much more. Not only is gender inextricable from our lived experiences, but it is also a part of our lives about which others often make assumptions regarding how someone should dress and act.

Books in ABC-CLIO’s Q&A Health Guides series follow a reader-friendly, question-and-answer format that anticipates readers’ needs and concerns. Prevalent myths and misconceptions are identified and dispelled, and a collection of case studies illustrate key concepts and issues through relatable stories and insightful recommendations. Each book also includes a section on health literacy, equipping teens and young adults with practical tools and strategies for finding, evaluating, and using credible sources of health information both on and off the internet—important skills that contribute to a lifetime of healthy decision-making.


  • Simple Q&A format makes the subject approachable and accessible to readers, allowing them to find specific information quickly and easily
  • Guide to Health Literacy section helps readers improve their research and critical thinking skills when finding and evaluating health information
  • Case studies provide real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book and offer insightful analysis and recommendations
  • Common myths section dispels popular misconceptions surrounding gender identity and expression and points readers toward detailed and accurate information provided in the main text
M. Killian Kinney, PhD, MSW, is assistant professor of social work at Pacific University and co-director of the Queer Social Work Lab. They teach courses in social work and gender and sexuality studies. Kinney's recent research projects have included a legal epidemiological study of LGBTQ-related federal, state, and local legislation; a mixed methods study of self-identified LGBTQ-affirming providers; a PhotoVoice study of nonbinary community belonging; and a pilot study of testosterone's long-term impacts among transmasculine individuals. Their other published works include a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Q&A Health Guides

All of us have questions about our health. Is this normal? Should I be doing something differently? Whom should I talk to about my concerns?

Greenwood’s Q&A Health Guides series addresses the questions and concerns of young readers on a wide variety of physical and mental health topics in an authoritative yet still accessible way. Each title follows a simple question-and-answer format that makes finding accurate information fast and easy. A collection of engaging case studies offers real-world insights, while a guide to common myths and misconceptions dispels the most pervasive and potentially dangerous misinformation about a topic. Each volume is rounded out with a primer on health literacy to equip readers with the critical thinking and decision-making skills they need for a lifetime of healthy living.
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