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Seattle program helps evaluate children who want a sex change

Seattle program helps evaluate children who want a sex change

Source: Q13 Fox

Seattle is one of a few cities with a program that evaluates kids who want to change their gender. With their parents' blessing and the help of doctors, some are receiving hormone therapy, which could eventually help them change their sex. Dr. Laura Edwards-Leeper, a psychologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, co-authored one of the most comprehensive studies on the topic to date, which was just published in Pediatrics.

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