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Transgender teenagers: What advice is out there?

A teenager from Gloucester who hopes to have a full sex change from woman to man has spoken of how he plans to freeze his eggs in order to have biological children.

Riley Middlemore Credit: ITV News

In his first television interview, 16-year-old Riley Middlemore told ITV News there are times he wished he hadn't been born transgender but is determined to complete the journey.

What help is out there for advice on gender reassignment?

There are a range helplines available for people seeking advice on gender reassignment. They include:

Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.

Offers help to children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.

The Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.

Parents' information service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.

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Northampton journalist released from prison in Turkey

Jake Hanrahan Credit: VICE News

The two Vice news reporters who were arrested in Turkey will be released, according to a government source.

British journalists Jake Hanrahan, from Northampton, and Philip Pendlebury and have been detained since late last Thursday in Turkey.

The pair were charged by a Turkish court with “aiding a terrorist organisation”.

The journalists' fixer, an Iraqi national, remained in custody pending investigation, the source said.

VICE News has received confirmation from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office that two of our journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury have been released from a Turkish prison."

"While we are grateful that they have been freed, we are deeply worried by reports that our other VICE News colleague, Mohammed Ismael Rasool, has had his appeal of release rejected by the Turkish government. Rasool is an experienced journalist and translator who has worked extensively across the Middle East with VICE News, Associated Press, and Al Jazeera."

"We call on the Turkish authorities for a swift end to this unjust detainment and to grant his immediate release."

– VICE News
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