Frontline: Growing Up Trans

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In Growing Up Trans, a 90-minute special that aired on PBS, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside this new 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.

In the documentary, eight transgender kids, ranging in ages from 9 to 19, speak with striking candor and remarkable insight about their deeply personal experiences.

FRONTLINE's filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Lurie Children's Gender & Sex Development Program, where they examined the complicated and often controversial treatments now available to gender non-conforming and transgender kids.

The film is now available in its entirety to stream online at

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Growing Up Trans Google Hangout

In the video below, Robert Garofalo, MD, joins experts and community members to discuss the FRONTLINE documentary Growing Up Trans. The film features Lurie Children's Gender and Sex Development Program patients and specialists. Dr. Garofalo is joined by Miri Navasky and Karen O’Connor, FRONTLINE producers and the filmmakers behind Growing Up Trans; YouTuber Skylar Kergil; and Christy Hegarty, the mother of one of the children featured in the documentary.

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