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Raising Transgender Children

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Creating a Family

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What is transgender? Does it differ from gender non-conforming, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, or gender variant? What are the causes and how can parents best raise a child that is transgender? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jo Olson, an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of transgender youth and gender variant children. She is the director of the largest clinic in the United States for transgender youth at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Kim Pearson, co-founder and Training Director for TransYouth Family Allies, and proud mother of a happy, healthy, transgender son. "Anne", mother of an 8 year old transgender child whose assigned gender at birth was male.

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