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Trans:formation: The Biological Roots of Being Transgender

When Preston Agee first learned his child was transgender, he walked into his own bedroom, shut the door, and thought, “Oh my God, not this. Anything else.” He wasn’t being judgmental about his then 13-year-old’s decision to transition from a boy to a girl. He was scared. “It’s something that could hurt her, seriously hurt her,” says Agee, aware that transgender people face higher risks of abuse, depression, and suicide. But sitting side-by-side with his wife, Jet Leblanc, in their...

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