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Documentary examines tough choices for kids who are 'Growing Up Trans'

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Nine-year-old Lia shares her story in FRONTLINE's "Growing Up Trans," an intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. "Growing Up Trans," a 90-minute special, premieres Tuesday, June 30 on PBS.
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Nine-year-old Lia shares her story in FRONTLINE's "Growing Up Trans," an intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. "Growing Up Trans," a 90-minute special, premieres Tuesday, June 30 on PBS.

FRONTLINE's "Growing Up Trans,"premiering tonight on PBS, is an intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents.

Believing you were born the wrong gender can be an excruciating feeling for anyone, but it's especially tough for young children.

Recently some kids have been making incredibly difficult and controversial decisions to take drugs which delay puberty and in some cases, assist their bodies in changing genders.

Several of these children, their parents and their doctors are featured in a new FRONTLINE documentary called "Growing Up Trans" premiering tonight on PBS stations.

Filmmaker Miri Navasky, co-producer of "Growing Up Trans," and Dr. Robert Garofalo, director of the gender program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, join Take Two to discuss the film.

To hear the full interview with Miri Navasky and Dr. Robert Garofalo, click the link above.

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