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Health Care For Transgender Youth


A hundred years ago, half the U.S. population wasn't allowed to vote in presidential elections. Now, a black man runs the White House, and women are running for President.

We've come a long way in some regards, but there's still a long way to go in creating a society where your rights don't depend on your gender or race.

Consider what it means to be transgender. We do that in this segment, with Aydin Olson-Kennedy, a Clinical Social Worker at the Los Angeles Gender Center and Dr. Johanna "Jo" Olson-Kennedy, Medical Director for the Center for Transyouth Health & Development at the Children’s Hospital in L.A.

The couple stops by the studio in advance of a workshop called "Supporting Transgender Youth," happening September 18 from 9 AM to 4 PM at Southern Oregon University's Stevenson Union.  

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.