FRONTLINE: Growing up Trans DVD

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Item #: WB3982
FRONTLINE: Growing up Trans Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too - with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. Growing Up Trans takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside this new frontier - where it's now possible for kids who feel they were ... More
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FRONTLINE: Growing up Trans

Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too - with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. Growing Up Trans 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.

Told from the perspective of parents, doctors, and, most revealing of all, eight transgender kids themselves, ranging in ages from 9 to 19, FRONTLINE takes a powerful look at this new generation, exploring the medical possibilities, struggles, and choices transgender kids and their families face today. With extraordinary access to the gender program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, filmmakers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor examine the complicated and often controversial treatments now available to gender non-conforming and transgender kids, and explore the deeply personal emotional issues many parents and families face.

Producer: Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor, Maeve O'Boyle
Executive Producer: Raney Aronson-Rath
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Karen O'Connor, Miri Navasky
Narrator: Miri Navasky
Writers: Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Ms J.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
11/21/21
Compassionate
Review by Ms J. on 11/21/21 review stating Compassionate
As a high school Health teacher, I really appreciate this honest, detailed look at the lives of several transgender kids. I would have liked to know what percentage, if any, do change their mind after years of identifying in the gender they werent born to. And how similar are intersex kids in their challenges?
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Lynnecatlover
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/21/21
Transgenders
Review by Lynnecatlover on 11/21/21 review stating Transgenders
This had to be the best transgender information I have ever seen ! And the fact that these were children who were so honest about what was going on in their minds and bodies. Thank you for presenting this !!!
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Grizzly
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/21/21
Sensitively done.
Review by Grizzly on 11/21/21 review stating Sensitively done.
This is a complex subject with many nuances. A subject that can understandably frighten every parent whose child is coming to grips with their true identity. This film addresses both the medical and the emotional issues in very sensitive fashion. It will answer many questions and provoke respectful discussion.
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Ezgyrle
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/21/21
PBS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST
Review by Ezgyrle on 11/21/21 review stating PBS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST
No fireworks, overblown claims, big previews, just a well done, very well done story telling of real people showing uncertainties, reality and dreams of real people in the real world. Everyone who is able might make this a must see!
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Claud
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
11/21/21
Young Trans
Review by Claud on 11/21/21 review stating Young Trans
This was an eye- opener to me. A thoughtful view from the youths, their friends, teachers, parents, and health professionals. My heart was with them all as they dove into this new field. The love and care that many displayed was over- whelming.


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