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Danica Roem, a Democrat who won a race for delegate in Virginia's 13th Congressional District, at her campaign office in September. Roem is the first transgender person elected to a state legislature. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Sandeep Nanwani checks Madame Wiwik's coordination and reflexes. She's in her late 60s and recently had a stroke. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Transgender Women Of Indonesia Have A Champion In A 26-Year-Old Doctor

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How much does biology shape who we are, and how much is determined by culture and the environment in which we live? Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Nature, Nurture, And Our Evolving Debates About Gender

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Harrison Browne, seen here playing for the Buffalo Beauts, says he feels lucky to be part of a league that accepts him and wants him to feel comfortable. Courtesy of the National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will maintain current policy on transgender service members, promising to convene a panel to study how to implement President Trump's ban on transgender troops. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, seen here in June, has been relatively quiet about President Trump's call for a ban on transgender service members in the U.S. military. New guidelines would give him leeway to determine who should serve. Matthias Schrader/AP hide caption

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Trump's Transgender Ban In Military Will Focus On New Enlistments

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On Twitter on July 26, President Trump declared that transgender individuals would not be allowed to serve in the military, contrary to a policy announced by the Pentagon last year. Now 5 trans service members have sued over the announcement. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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President Trump, flanked by Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (left), and David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Wednesday during the unveiling of legislation that would place new limits on legal immigration. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Texas House Speaker Joe Straus at the state Capitol in April 2017. Straus opposes efforts by other powerful Republicans to pass a 'bathroom bill' that would affect transgender people. Martin do Nascimento/KUT hide caption

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Q Daily, 11, said he'd prefer not to grow up. But he is now on the cusp of middle school, adolescence and facing his changing body. And for a transgender child, this time of life is particularly complex. Jennifer Hsu/WNYC hide caption

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A Transgender Child Faces Growing Up

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Kelly Jenkins prepares frogs for her students to dissect. Gabrielle Emmanuel/WGBH hide caption

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Transgender Teachers Talk About Their Experiences At School

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Julian Harris (left) tells Tor Des Roches what he can expect as he begins medically transitioning from female to male. Courtesy of Julian Harris; Andrew Jones/Courtesy of Tor Des Roches hide caption

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Is This Going To Make Me A Different Person? Gender Transition Questions Answered

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Harrison Browne, hockey player for the Buffalo Beauts and the first openly transgender athlete, announces his retirement. Michael Hertzel/National Women's Hockey League hide caption

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First Openly Transgender Professional Team Athlete Retires

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