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A New Generation Of Trans Youth Faces Obstacles To Health Care

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Michael Alongi works on homework, while his mother, Jeanne, prepares dinner.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

A wave of young people is coming out as transgender, leaving the health system struggling to keep up. Trans teenager Michael Alongi was born in a female body and he wants to transition in a more permanent way, but he faces obstacles to gender-affirming care because of his age.

He and his mother, Jeanne, join Insight to discuss why it’s important for kids like him to get access to appropriate health care.

Community Resources for Transgender Youth


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Bert Johnson

Interactive Producer, Insight

Bert Johnson is a producer for Insight, where he tries to find topics and guests that help listeners understand their communities better. Before joining Capital Public Radio, Bert worked as a photographer, video editor, reporter and digital producer.  Read Full Bio 

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