There are so many colors in the rainbow

May 7, 2008

On NPR’s All Things Considered today, a very long feature, Two Families Grapple with Sons’ Gender Preferences, compared the stories of two young boys whose families struggle to help through gender identity crises. It’s a fascinating story, but even though NPR labels it a Health & Science story, the lack of any research evidence, or even the perspective of an endocrinologist or pediatrician, is glaring.

Bravo to NPR for devoting so much time to a sensitive, but watch and listen as the debate about what’s missing from the story goes full throttle over the next few days.

(The title for this post is a reference to a Harry Chapin song.)

Anton Zuiker

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