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Transgender Kids

Documentary. Louis travels to San Francisco where medical professionals are helping children with gender dysphoria transition from boy to girl or girl to boy.

Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of pioneering medical professionals help children who say they were born in the wrong body transition from boy to girl or girl to boy at ever younger ages.

At the Child and Adolescent Gender Center at UCSF Hospital Louis meets children who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Louis is told that children as young as three can show signs of rejecting the gender they were assigned at birth, leaving parents with a difficult dilemma - do they start transitioning a child who is still developing their own identity or do they wait and risk making the change once their body has gone through the transformations of puberty?

It is a decision that can be the start of a complex series of medical interventions, from puberty blockers to hormone replacement therapy and eventually gender reassignment surgery. Louis spends time with children and their families as they negotiate their way along this life-changing journey.

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1 hour

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Sun 12 Nov 2017 21:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:59

    Nino Rota



Role Contributor
Presenter Louis Theroux
Executive Producer Aysha Rafaele
Director Tom Barrow
Producer Tom Barrow


  • Sun 5 Apr 2015 21:00
  • Tue 7 Apr 2015 00:00
  • Fri 1 May 2015 00:40
  • Fri 1 May 2015 01:10
  • Sun 12 Nov 2017 21:00

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