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Young Jacob’s Transition

18 May 2017

Seven year-old Jacob looks like any other schoolboy, but he was born in a girl's body in Melrose, north of Boston. His parents decided to speak publicly about their troubled child transition in a move to help others deal with a difficult choice, which has become politically charged in recent months. There’s almost no research on how many children identify as transgender. But the issue gained prominence when Republicans in several states called for it to be illegal to use a bathroom marked for a gender different to that on one’s birth certificate.