Top Doctors Debate Treatment for Transgender Kids

Two of the top experts in transgender medicine shared their views with NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit. To hear their opinions, click a question below.

Dr. Stephen Rosenthal
Director, Child and Adolescent Gender Center
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Eric Vilain
Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Research *
Children's National, Washington DC

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Should young children transition socially?
Can kids really know if they’re trans?
Should medications be used to delay a trans child’s puberty?
* At the time of the interview, Vilain was the Chief of Medical Genetics at UCLA