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In question: Transgender children and gender dysphoria in France

9 out of 10 trans children have been insulted for being who they are.
9 out of 10 trans children have been insulted for being who they are. © france24
By: Yena LEE | Noémie ROCHE
6 min

The feeling of being born with the wrong gender. It is estimated that one out of 500 children are affected by this profound feeling of doubt and unease. One that's often been cornered to the sole fields of psychiatry and mental problems. Children faced with such questioning often come across rejection, bullying, denial and isolation, meaning they are at heavy risk of self-harm and suicide. What is French society doing to reach out to these kids? 

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FRANCE 24's Yena Lee and Noémie Roche report.

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