Listen to “Growing Up Trans”
In Growing Up Trans FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside a new medical frontier — where it’s now possible for kids who feel they were born in the wrong body to never have to go through the puberty of their biological sex.
Filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor met transgender children and their families who were willing to share stories of the struggles and choices they faced as they considered transitioning.
“My name is Ariel. I am 13 years old, and I identify as a girl,” one of the children in the film says. “I haven’t really experienced puberty at all. I mean, the hormone blockers are, like, my life saver.”
John, a transgender boy, says, “When I officially came out as trans, yeah, it took my parents a long time. And my dad is still having his issues with it.”
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