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How can I tell if my child is transgender?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
If a child seems to be gender- nonconforming, and they seem to express a great deal of distress about their assigned sex at birth or how they are supposed to behave as a boy or a girl, and it is more than a passing phase, then they may be transgender. If that is your suspicion, it is important to get help from medical and mental health professionals to help your child through the challenges they may face in school and elsewhere.

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