Number of children getting gender treatment increasing

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(KTVI) - More transgender children in St. Louis are coming forward to get life-saving and life changing medical help.

Thursday night in an in-depth look at the struggle transgender children go through and push in St. Louis to get medical treatment for them at an early age.

Will Copeland is a 17-year-old high school senior.  When he was 12, he was one of the first in St. Louis to receive hormone blockers to prevent him from going through puberty. But, Will was actually born a female named Grace. You would never know that by looking at him.  The number of children getting medical treatment in St. Louis had dramatically increased in the last couple of years.

Tonight at 9 p.m., find out why Will decided to come out and talk about his gender publicly, then at 10 p.m. we'll explore this groundbreaking medical treatment for transgender children that's putting the breaks on puberty.

4 comments

  • Robert E

    The life changing part is fairly obvious. The life saving, not so much. How exactly is one’s life in danger by not getting your girl/boy parts removed?

  • Laurie

    The children who do not receive BLOCKERS (not surgery) have a 45% higher attempted suicide rate. That is the part that is life saving.

  • Robert Kinder

    I don’t understand all the confusion…If you have male reproductive parts, you are male, female reproductive parts, a female…Why are people confused??

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