Just A Girl features ‘Amy’ – played by an actress – who is starting out at secondary school, and does not want anyone to find out he was “born in the wrong body”.
It is accessible via the CBBC iPlayer website, which is aimed at children between six and twelve years old.
In the programme, Amy is already taking hormone blockers and regularly texts her friend ‘Josh’ – a girl who is living as a boy – about living as a transsexual.
MPs are among those who have spoken out to express their anger and concern, but the BBC has said it is “very proud” of the programme.
Julian Brazier MP called the programme inappropriate, and said: “Children are very impressionable and this is going to confuse and worry them.”
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