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Canada: Life as a Transgender Kid

Canada: Life as a Transgender Kid

AFP (June 15, 2014) In Canada, some youngsters with gender dysphoria, a conflict between biological sex and gender identity, are being supported with some provinces allowing over-18s to change sex officially without undergoing gender surgery. Duration: 02:03 Video provided by AFP
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