Channel 4 releases a new documentary about kids at gender identity clinics


Kids on the Edge is a documentary about the kids who face gender reassignment and the psychological and physiological problems they have to deal with on this way. The first episode tells about children who attend the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), the only NHS-funded gender identity service for young people in the UK.

Children who feel they were born into the wrong gender, or those who do not identify with the binary genders will be the subject of the first episode. It looks at the consequences of living with gender dysphoria, as well as the impact it can have on young people as well as their parents. The GIDS clinic has seen a 100 percent increase in referrals in the past year, the documentary makers note. Transitions and medical interventions are also explored in the series. Directed by BAFTA-winning Peter Beard, the episode follows the daily lives of two transgender kids, as well as their families, throughout their treatment at GIDS.


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