Members in the News: Deanna Adkins Featured on NPR for Her Work with Transgender Teens

National Public Radio (NPR) yesterday featured Endocrine Society Deanna Adkins, MD, highlighting her work with transgender teens in the gender clinic she started at Duke University’s Children’s Hospital in Durham, N.C.

The radio program lets us listen in as Adkins treats a fifteen-year-old transgender boy named Drew, who came to North Carolina with his mom from Jacksonville, Fla. for testosterone. As NPR points out, North Carolina is still dealing with its controversial “bathroom bill,” yet the state is home to the “only gender clinic in the South for teens.”

Listen to the full story or read the transcript here.

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