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Transgender at Five
Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2012 | Petula Dvorak

Posted on 05/19/2012 10:02:31 PM PDT by Steelfish

Transgender at Five Video

She first insisted she was a boy at the age of 2. "I am a boy" became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing. Eventually, a psychologist diagnosed gender identity disorder.

Now Tyler 's parents allow him to live as a boy, and the 5-year-old is reveling in his new identity.

By Petula Dvorak May 19

Kathryn wanted pants. And short hair. Then trucks and swords.

Her parents, Jean and Stephen, were fine with their toddler’s embrace of all things boy. They’ve both been school teachers and coaches in Maryland and are pretty immune to the quirky stuff that kids do.

Transgender at five:“I am a boy,” she insisted at age 2. It became a constant theme in struggles with her parents, who eventually concluded she wasn’t just a tomboy. Then, they had to figure out how to handle it.

But it kept getting more intense, all this boyishness from their younger daughter. She began to argue vehemently — as only a tantrum-prone toddler can — that she was not a girl.

“I am a boy,” the child insisted, at just 2 years old.

And that made Jean uneasy. It was weird.

“I am a boy” became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing, breathing.

Jean and Stephen gave up trying to force Kathryn to wear the frilly dresses that Grandma kept sending. Kathryn wanted nothing to do with her big sister Moyin’s glittery, sparkly pink approach to the world. (Moyin attends school with my son, which is how I came to know the family. The Washington Post is using the family’s middle names to protect their identity beyond their community, where their situation already is widely known.)

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1 posted on 05/19/2012 10:02:33 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

More parents letting kids run them instead of the other way around.


2 posted on 05/19/2012 10:05:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Steelfish

When children dictate reality to parents, the results are tragic.


3 posted on 05/19/2012 10:06:05 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Steelfish

The parents are flaming spineless morons.


4 posted on 05/19/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Steelfish

wow. These parents are sick. I am so sorry for the child, she is doomed. May God have mercy on these children who are destroyed by their parents.


5 posted on 05/19/2012 10:08:07 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Steelfish

DNA proves WHAT she is..
What she thinks she is does not matter..
She could think she is a rock, but shes not..

2 + 2 = 4... when you come up with 5 your simply WRONG..


6 posted on 05/19/2012 10:14:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Steelfish
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7 posted on 05/19/2012 10:24:04 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

Gender Identity Disorder... I dunno but shouldn’t the very name imply that it needs to be TREATED!?


8 posted on 05/19/2012 10:39:39 PM PDT by caldera599
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To: Steelfish

Letting a child inmate run the asylum!!


9 posted on 05/19/2012 10:44:24 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Steelfish

I love to read the Washington Post to find out just what the locals are saying about the election. I guess that does include the strange stories that they tell about strange subjects.

Me... I think that these stories are just so readers are not turned off by their politics.

PS: Wonderful fellow they have for the ombudsman...heh.


10 posted on 05/19/2012 10:46:23 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: Steelfish

The child was and is in need of mental health help’
She is NOT a BOY. She IS a GIRL..
What if this child had declared and continued to do so that she was a dog? Then acted out on that premise? Would the parents play along then? Would the newspaper? As far as I am concerned this is child abuse.


11 posted on 05/19/2012 11:08:18 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: caldera599; Steelfish
Gender Identity Disorder... I dunno but shouldn’t the very name imply that it needs to be TREATED!?

The best theory that I have read so far would more closely relate “Gender Identity Disorder” to a birth defect than a mental disorder. If it is a birth defect then I do not believe that there could be a treatment.

The theory I refer to is that during gestation the child’s brain is wired opposite to the child’s physiology.

The theoretical cause of this defect is hormone imbalance in the mother during the pregnancy.

12 posted on 05/19/2012 11:15:00 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Steelfish

If Obama had a transexual child, it would look like Tyler.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 12:07:34 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Army Air Corps

The only reason for such a operation is if the child is born with ambigious sex organs. Its rare but does happen.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 12:54:36 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Steelfish

Totally ridiculous. The parents over-reacted to a persistent contrary attention seeking child’s role playing rather then staying calm and riding the wave until the phase passed.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 2:01:35 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Pontiac

I suppose the pregnancy may have started out as male female twins and one was absorbed by the other creating a chimera with all the male dna going to the brain. Just a theory.

Also if you transgender a young child, you are taking away the opportunity for the child of being the sex the child was born. What if when she is 12yrs old she wants to wear a dress and date a boy?


16 posted on 05/20/2012 2:05:45 AM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: Pontiac
If it is a birth defect then I do not believe that there could be a treatment.

I also believe that this sort of thing is a birth defect. But I like to think positively that perhaps understanding the brain more will eventually allow development of a treatment that corrects the problem with the brain. It seems to me that this would be preferable to surgery on the whole body these people sometimes resort to as adults.

17 posted on 05/20/2012 2:17:44 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: This I Wonder32460
Also if you transgender a young child, you are taking away the opportunity for the child of being the sex the child was born.

The biggest loss I see is that I the child is given so called sex reassignment surgery the child looses any future chance at procreation.

Also a lifetime of hormone replacement therapy is not with out risk.

The decision to have the surgery should left until adulthood when the individual can make an informed choice having weighed the risk against the benefits.

18 posted on 05/20/2012 2:27:33 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: wideminded
But I like to think positively that perhaps understanding the brain more will eventually allow development of a treatment that corrects the problem with the brain.

It may be possible. The brain of children between birth and young adulthood is very plastic and can repair itself much better than the adult brain. The earlier such a treatment could be begun the better.

Early childhood victims of head trauma have shown the ability to recover from brain injury that would be catastrophic and permanent loss of function in adults.

But it is hard to imagine how such a treatment could be developed and tested ethically.

Also because we have little idea how the brain is wired to make us recognize ourselves as male or female where do you begin.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 2:37:34 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: caldera599

Once they’re adults the disorder is considered normal.


20 posted on 05/20/2012 4:07:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish

I don’t mean to be crude here, but what good are non-working parts.

What good is it in constructing a home made vagina or penis that doesnt have the appropriate organs to back it up.
What good is a home made vagina with no womb, or a finger turned into a penis if the scrotum is not there?

I confess I am not very knowledgeble in such affairs, but if the ability to achieve natural orgasm is taken away, what have they ended up with? A sham.
In the female to male operation there is no erection and not much chance of orgasm in the male to female operation it is mostly for cosmetic purposes.

This child who thinks she is male will probably be able to compete with boys, but as she grows she will never be able to compete with men.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 4:08:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The child was and is in need of mental health help

We have been living in an age of unbelievable corruption. The medical establishment doesn't have enough character to diagnose how harmful homosexuality is, why would this be any different.
22 posted on 05/20/2012 4:10:57 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Steelfish

The fundamental job of a parent is to help their children sort out an order from the chaotic and unknown world they are born into. Children are born without any experience or history in this world. These parents have and are failing their child. This isn’t normal. It isn’t genetic, it is environmental.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 4:23:18 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish

"Tyler"

24 posted on 05/20/2012 4:36:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Venturer
This child who thinks she is male will probably be able to compete with boys, but as she grows she will never be able to compete with men.

There are exceptions. Justin Bieber seems to be making out alright.

25 posted on 05/20/2012 6:19:38 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Steelfish

From the stories of these “trans-gendered” children, it seems a disproportionate number are only children or families of the same gender of children.
Having a second child, a boy, might be a solution for this family, compared to mutilating their daughter.
Or even saying, “you’re a TOM-boy, go play with the boys, we’ll see how you feel at 13”. When puberty hits, her attitudes may totally change.


26 posted on 05/20/2012 6:26:17 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: wagglebee; Chode; GeronL

ping


27 posted on 05/20/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Steelfish

28 posted on 05/20/2012 7:49:33 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Morgana
it's getting real crazy out there
29 posted on 05/20/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

how is this not child abuse???


30 posted on 05/20/2012 1:04:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Pontiac

Over or under androgen production during gestation causes intersex disorders which has nothing to do with homosexuality.

Even the APAs admits there is no homosexual gene.


31 posted on 05/20/2012 1:29:09 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Steelfish

Please excuse my language,but this is SO f*cked up.

Just because your brain tells you something it doesn’t mean it’s true. It doesn’t matter what the disorder is.


32 posted on 05/20/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Right on and so true!


33 posted on 05/20/2012 6:19:44 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
Eventually, a psychologist diagnosed gender identity disorder.
This is as far as I got. I'm not reading any more. The headline of the story isn't "Quack Psuedo-Psychologist Tarred and Feathered", so I don't want to read anymore.
34 posted on 05/20/2012 6:22:36 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Steelfish

I honestly do not understand how a psychiatrist can say that an Elementary School kid is trapped in the wrong body.It’s a child who really doesn’t know what’s going on.

As far as the transsexual adults are concerned,I bet many of them are sorry they went through the transformation. We won’t hear about it because of the LGBTQ and the Libs.

I can’t imagine having my child put on puberty blockers.Some of these procedures are irreversible and then the child/teen is screwed.

It ain’t nice to fool Mother Nature!


35 posted on 05/20/2012 7:45:53 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How on earth did ‘Chaz’gain all that weight? Was it from the hormones? Yikes!


36 posted on 05/20/2012 7:47:28 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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