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'I really didn't want to be a boy'

Victoria Derbyshire has been speaking to two of the youngest transgender children in the UK - with permission from their parents and with the support of the children's schools. Medical experts were also consulted.

"Jessica", eight, was born a boy, but has been living as a girl for three years. She told Victoria Derbyshire how she felt she had been born in the wrong body. It is a medical condition known as gender dysphoria or gender variance.

Jessica said: "I really didn't want to be a boy, it was really frustrating for me. It felt like I didn't fit in".

She also described what it was like to wearing a dress to school for the first time, and how she was "so happy" when staff called her Jessica.

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