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Why are some people transgender?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
No one knows why people are transgender. Most experts believe that a combination of biological factors may contribute, such as hormones that babies are exposed to prior to birth, as well as genetics and experiences that occur through life into adulthood. The bottom line remains, however, that we really do not know.

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