Watch this TED video about a pediatric endocrinologist who transforms transgendered teens lives and prevents a world of misery and societal abuse. He’s an angel for these kids.
Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren’t comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need.
Why you should watch this video:
Norman Spack is a pediatric endocrinologist at Boston’s Children Hospital and the co-founder of the hospital’s Gender Management Service clinic. Created in 2007, the clinic remains one of the few in the world that treats minors with hormone replacement therapy.
Spack began working with college-aged transgender patients professionally in 1985, but found that once patients had reached…
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