The gender clinic in Zaandam counsels young people struggling with their gender identity. The gender clinic’s advice is a prelude to a change of gender in the passport, or a major medical treatment. We come into contact with practitioners and all the dilemmas they face. How do you advise in irreversible choices that can mark the rest of one’s life while the outpatient clinic struggles with funding and the waiting list grows? How do you deal with a low achieving adolescent who wants to change gender? What to do with feelings of doubt? And is there room within the team for a conservative voice?

Research and director: Ingrid Kamerling
Research and scriptcoach: Lies Janssen

Producer: Tangerine Tree
Broadcaster: VPRO, 2023