The Gist: Analogy emergency, and Dr. Robert Garofalo on trans kids.

Three Words Doctors Use to Identify Trans Kids: Consistent, Persistent, and Insistent

Three Words Doctors Use to Identify Trans Kids: Consistent, Persistent, and Insistent

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 26 2015 7:06 PM

Raising a Trans Kid

We ask a doctor who treats transgender youth about how to parent through the transition.

Listen to Episode 328 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, Mike responds to the tragic news of the WDBJ7 shooting. Then, we debut a new segment we call Analogy Emergency. Can you help? Join the conversation on our Facebook page. Plus, Dr. Robert Garofalo joins us to discuss the difficult decisions parents face when raising a trans kid. In preparation for this segment, we enjoyed watching the Frontline documentary Growing Up Trans. For the Spiel, what the rise of Donald Trump reminds us about most Americans.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.