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'Growing Up Trans,' going beyond Caitlyn Jenner

'Growing Up Trans,' going beyond Caitlyn Jenner

Transgender children and their parents face unprecedented medical choices these days. "Puberty-blocking" drugs can stave off biological changes. Hormones — either estrogen or testosterone — can help patients acquire the characteristics of the gender they identify with. But how is a child entering puberty — or the parents for that matter — supposed to make an informed decision about taking such drugs, especially when "treatment can be controversial" and there is "very little research" on the long-term effects of some of the drugs, according to the Frontline report "Growing Up Trans," that debuts Tuesday on PBS? "It is...

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