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Discussion: Challenges for transgender kids and families

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As parents become more aware of transgender identities, many are permitting their kids to wear different clothing and change their names, even as young children. But, those choices are sometimes met with criticism from family doctors and schoolteachers.

MPR News host Marianne Combs leads a conversation with Minneapolis Public Schools LGBT coordinator Jason Bucklin; U of M Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Assistant Professor Katie Spencer as well as Ali Yocom and her transgender son George. 

Together they look at the challenges young transgender kids, and their families face, and how schools and health clinics are responding.