A multimedia project on the state of transgender health care in the U.S. and why Americans are traveling abroad to get it.
Some girls are called “tomboys” because they like to play sports and climb trees. Some boys are called “sissies” if they cry or like dolls. Every person relates to both masculine and feminine traits in some way or another.
In fact, by age 5, children have developed a gender identity, knowing if they are a boy, a girl or something else. For trans folks, this often means identifying as a different gender than the sex they were assigned at birth.
“The Cost of Gender” is a short documentary that will take a look at the hurdles, challenges and triumphs trans folks face as they transition their bodies to align with their gender.