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Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces
Telegraph(UK) ^ | September 18, 2009

Posted on 09/18/2009 3:14:28 PM PDT by Steelfish

Boy, 12, Is Having Sex Change, School Announces

A school called an emergency assembly to tell children that a 12-year-old male pupil was having a sex change.

By Murray Wardrop 18 Sep 2009

The youngster arrived for his first term at secondary school wearing a dress and with long hair in ribboned pigtails after his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll over the summer holidays.

However, the boy, who is preparing to undergo hormone treatment and sex change surgery, was immediately taunted by classmates who recognised him from primary school.

As a result, the 1,000-pupil school in south east England decided to call an emergency assembly ordering children to treat him as a girl and use his new name.

But parents have reacted angrily after some youngsters were apparently left in tears by the news. They claim that the head teacher should have informed parents of the matter beforehand, so that they could have discussed gender issues with their children.

One mother, whose daughter was a classmate of the boy at primary school, told The Sun: "She [my daughter] told me that the pupil is already a target for bullying.

"What has really upset the parents is that the school didn't see fit to send us a letter first so we could explain it to children in our own way.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: genderiddisorder; genderreassignment; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; psychology; sexchange; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 09/18/2009 3:14:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Old people being denied meds, women having babies on hospital steps because of no money yet..........a kids gets a nadextomy.


2 posted on 09/18/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT by svcw (Legalism reinforces self-righteousness - it communicates to you the good news of your own goodness)
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To: Steelfish

Worse. School. Ever.


3 posted on 09/18/2009 3:17:46 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: svcw

That poor child. God help him...or her.


4 posted on 09/18/2009 3:19:31 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in it." - Ted Kennedy (D-HELL)
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To: Steelfish

We need to just start over, insanity won the first round of the human experiment.


5 posted on 09/18/2009 3:19:54 PM PDT by JoSixChip (The only thing broken in this country is the government.)
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To: Steelfish

At 12 the kid doesn’t know which end is up!

The “parents” ought to be shot!


6 posted on 09/18/2009 3:20:10 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: Steelfish

Despicable at any age.Despicable child abuse at 12!!!


7 posted on 09/18/2009 3:20:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Steelfish

I have a theory and that theory is that all these weird Brit headlines are the product of a campaign of terror on civilization by the media which would therefore have been pretty well infiltrated by the you-know-who’s.


8 posted on 09/18/2009 3:20:56 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: Steelfish

The parents should be bullied.


9 posted on 09/18/2009 3:22:57 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: Sister_T
Worst. Parents. Ever.

confidential to mom and dad: if you truly believe your child has this problem, MOVE! Go to some place where s/he is unknown and let her start fresh without the taunting that you cannot possibly control. But if you don't, then your motives are other than pure and you are ... [start from the top]

10 posted on 09/18/2009 3:24:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: Steelfish
So now the child will be a messed up girl rather than a messed up boy, and the head-shrinkers and social-transforming libs will pat themselves on the back for another surgical success story. Child be damned and forgotten.

Emotional trauma isn't repaired by physical surgery.

I cannot wait until ObamaCare Public School Health Centers begin pushing this sorta thing.

11 posted on 09/18/2009 3:25:58 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Steelfish
My nephew, now niece, did that when he/she was about 14. Canada health care in that case.

What I will say is that the child's change was just at the hormonal change of youth. If you met the girl today, you'd have a hard time knowing she had been a boy.

Do I agree with it? Knowing the boy, yes. That was also 20 years ago when being a girl in boy's skin was not as "normal" as today.

12 posted on 09/18/2009 3:26:46 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: Steelfish

I assume some child “psychologist” treated this kid before his parents made this decision. I wonder a) how much he got paid and b) if he had a (gay) agenda. And I’m sure the parents were, in turn, manipulated by this guy like so much jello.

My wife and I had a run in with a child psychologist a long time ago. We both left convinced that the guy was trying to take our son one step forward and two steps back. The goal seemed to make the patient more dependent. The other kids in this guy’s practice were absolute basket cases.


13 posted on 09/18/2009 3:48:50 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Steelfish

Apparently, there is no psychiatric evaluation for this procedure in [the once] Great Britain. At the very least “Mom” and “Dad” should have their heads examined for allowing a child to make an adult’s [irrevocable] decision.


14 posted on 09/18/2009 3:50:44 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
This is the left gone insane. Not speaking about the kid or the sex change, but the publicity behind it.

European TV is much more racy than her ein the US, nothing shocks them any more. When there is no shock, there is no surprise. Likewise, there is no kickback, just apathy. These are sheeple ready for slaughter.

Zero and the Marxist commies thought that they could do the same here, but it isn't going to happen. Not now and maybe not ever. You see, the majority of Americans have deep in their soul a pride of country and worth that cannot be bought or taken away.

I know, because I left my home country to come here and feel the same way. Legally

15 posted on 09/18/2009 4:14:50 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: Steelfish

As a result, the 1,000-pupil school in south east England decided to call an emergency assembly ordering children to treat him as a girl and use his new name.

Ordering them to treat a boy as a girl?
These people are insane and they are the teachers of children!
Once morality goes common sense quickly follows.


16 posted on 09/18/2009 4:17:14 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Proud to have made Communist Leader Obama's hit list at flag@whitehouse.gov)
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To: Steelfish

The proud culmination of years of British education and social engineering, I bet.

Now the British are able to do showcase physically what they’ve been attempting psychologically for years - castrating men from an early age. Behold, the Nanny state has given birth.


17 posted on 09/18/2009 4:34:32 PM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: llevrok

Sorry, but castrating a boy does not in any way, shape, nor form make him a girl. He is still genetically male, now just a male mutant. Artificial hormones may produce feminine features, but, he isnt a she.


18 posted on 09/18/2009 4:34:47 PM PDT by Concho
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To: Steelfish

The boy’s mother told The Sun: “We are committed to ensuring the very best for our child. We are working with other agencies to ensure our child’s welfare is protected.”


You failed, lady. As his parent, you have the duty to not coddle your child’s disfunction, but to do your best to correct it, with professional help if need be. But you have been abandoned there, too, sadly.

If your son thought he was a tree, would you plant him in an urn and water him daily, too?


19 posted on 09/18/2009 4:37:41 PM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: Steelfish

I’m a bit ashamed, but for the sake of discussion I’ll admit that I had similar thoughts around that age.

Surgery wasn’t a thought and I never touched dolls but just saw myself happier as a tomboyish girl that still kissed girls. I first got the idea of girls kissing girls from some movies.

Part of the reason I didn’t start following through is because I knew my parents would never allow it and my friends would not be forced to accept it.

The feeling stopped around puberty, I’m 100% man and I love it.

I can’t imagine the pain I would be in if my parents and peers enabled those thoughts and I went so far as to get surgery.


20 posted on 09/18/2009 4:40:53 PM PDT by varyouga (2 natural disasters, zerO action. Obama doesn't care about white people!)
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To: DesertConservative

Just think of the support group this confused little boy/girl will have: Gay’s, lesbians, bisexuals, his fellow transexuals (and throw in a few pedophiles from NAMBLA). If the kid thought he was confused before “the change”...


21 posted on 09/18/2009 4:44:23 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: aSeattleConservative

I keep thinking I’m so numb to all the mental illness in this world, but there’s always room for more surprises.


22 posted on 09/18/2009 4:58:35 PM PDT by DesertConservative
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To: DesertConservative

“I keep thinking I’m so numb to all the mental illness in this world,
but there’s always room for more surprises.”

I look on the bright side.
Given how political correctness has tried to “normalize” every sort
of bizarre person/activity and make them part of the public square...
I haven’t had to go to the carnival and pay admission to
the freak show.


23 posted on 09/18/2009 5:11:12 PM PDT by VOA
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24 posted on 09/18/2009 5:18:48 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Since he was born in the UK, he’ll be able to serve as US president someday.


25 posted on 09/18/2009 6:01:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: varyouga

Hey, we all pondered the idea of girls kissing girls.


26 posted on 09/18/2009 6:06:57 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: Concho
Sorry, but castrating a boy does not in any way, shape, nor form make him a girl. He is still genetically male, now just a male mutant. Artificial hormones may produce feminine features, but, he isnt a she.

You're so un-PC! [By the way, an over-enthusiastic castration doesn't make him a mutant, just mutilated] Next you'll be saying that poking his eye out wouldn't make him a cyclops.

27 posted on 09/18/2009 6:35:06 PM PDT by TurtleUp (I believe that America is good and that human life is good, so I'm a conservative.)
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To: TurtleUp

I see..............:)


28 posted on 09/18/2009 6:43:28 PM PDT by Concho
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To: Sister_T
Worse. School. Ever.

Oh, I dunno. We have some schools over here that could rival that one easily.

29 posted on 09/18/2009 7:24:38 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: svcw

I imagine the humanists get an extra thrill out of the power to sexually mutulate boys.

I rasied boys. At twelve they are still children. These people should be jailed.


30 posted on 09/18/2009 8:58:46 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Gay State Conservative

I agree. Child abuse. Let him become perverted when he’s older; and let his perversion be his own decision.


31 posted on 09/18/2009 9:03:38 PM PDT by The Future 2012 (Would the good people like a reply?)
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To: llevrok

that’s amazing you actually know someone who has done this. I have so many questions...how did the parents handle this? How did they decide that this was the right move. I do think there are gender mix ups...but how do you know so early? Were there physical issues? WOW..I wish you would write about the story more..I just think it’s fascinating. I believe the parents know best..but in the story that’s posted, they should have moved and started over...IMHO. How did your family handle that?


32 posted on 09/18/2009 10:20:03 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Steelfish

If the child really has a genuine issue they parents are negligent for creating a spectacle out of their child’s life. A real parent with the interest of the child in mind would take steps to be discreet about such a matter.

They would move to another town, and enroll the child in a different school rather than forcing all of the other kids to conform. This whole idea of making the other children have to deal will do nothing but make their child a target of ridicule and scorn from the other children.

Children are mean, that is because they are “Base Level” and they need to be taught civilized behavior. This poor kid, real issue or not is going to be torn apart like a lamb among wolves.

Just that aspect alone makes me want to slap the idiot parents.

The parents should really take a “wait and see” approach to this issue and maybe even see about delaying puberty a few years if that is possible for their child and maybe get a few dozen more second opinions before making a change to their child’s life that may be regretted down the road.

Gender Identity in the Brain is defined by the interactions of genes and hormones during Neo Natal development. There is also some evidence that older women who have had a lot of male children will have issues with her younger male children due to the Testosterone from all the previous males babies crossing into her blood stream and developing antibodies for it which will cross back over to the younger children, if the child is genetically male it can screw with their brain’s gender development.

What is really needed is a better understanding of how brain structure is related to gender and a way to test the structure of the brain for such things.

I have known a several people with genuine gender issues. One was a male who’s mother didn’t stop taking birth control (estrogen pills) until she found out she was pregnant in her sixth month (her mom was obese when she was carrying them). He has severe Gender issues, he told me in confidence that if he could take a pill to undo that damage and be happy as a guy he would do it in an instant and despite several years of hormone therapy involving testosterone which had no effect in changing his core gender comfort level he is in a living hell. He likes feminine things and despite trying to immerse himself in the male world feels like a complete outsider or like they are a “spy” living on the edge trying not to make a mistake in the presence of his peers lest his peers think less of him.

I think the best outcome would be to find a way to scan the brain early on if there is gender identity issues and check the parts of the brain that control gender expression. If the child’s brain has been physically wired since fetal development as a male, no amount of telling them they are a girl is going to make them think otherwise and vice versa. If the child is in between, give the child a firm path to identify with their body’s gender, but be aware that this may be an issue down the road as puberty approaches. Let the parent know to be Observant and take note of their child’s behavior.

From my own personal research and experience I would say a little under half to one third of the “transsexual” population are people with genuine issues involving brain mis-wiring, genetic anomalies, or inter-sexed conditions. The rest seem to be people with severe attention issues or sexual fetish issues. The sad thing is that the latter group seems to be the ones who end up defining public opinion on such matters. The people with real issues have to put up with all of the crap that the drag queens and attention whores on top of ignorance by the Old Stream Media. They just wish for a normal life and do their best to blend in despite all of the other idiots making their lives a spectacle.

Hopefully in the future some smart scientists will develop treatment to help conform the mind to the body and allow some of those structures set in stone during fetal development to be “re-wired”. When that happens a lot of people with this discontinuity can be helped and a lot of pain and suffering will be ended. In the meantime medical science will need to do the best it can to try to treat the legitimate conditions and deal with the crazies somehow.


33 posted on 09/18/2009 11:34:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Steelfish

First thought before reading the article: The parents are A$$e$, first thought after reading article, and they need to get their butts kicked HARD.


34 posted on 09/19/2009 4:04:17 AM PDT by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: Steelfish

Is the child going to be a track star? Seriously, what business is it of the school to announce this kids personal business?


35 posted on 09/19/2009 7:35:40 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Steelfish

He’ll always have the XY chromosone. He can mutilate himself and pump himself full of hormones, but he will always be a boy. That’s how God made him. He needs psychological help, not mutilation. The problem is the majority of the psychiatric profession is in bed with the liberals and being PC rules the day.


36 posted on 09/19/2009 9:44:42 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: BornToBeAmerican
allowing for the miniscule possibility that this (and all the other bizarre crap that comes out of Britain) is true, it's as if the headlines are driving the news -- that is, people are doing things to create headlines.

However, I think my original premise is more likely. Or some combination of the two.

37 posted on 09/19/2009 2:26:43 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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