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12-year-old 'transsexual' given hormone treatment
WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/28/07 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 01/28/2007 9:53:56 AM PST by wagglebee

A German boy, now 14, is believed to be the youngest patient in the world pursuing gender reassignment after convincing doctors two years ago he wanted to live as a female.

Doctors say the boy, born "Tim," has considered himself female since he was two.

According to his parents, Tim tried on his older sisters clothes and played with her Barbie dolls, announcing, "I'm a girl." The boy was distraught after every haircut, they said, and at four, he took a pair of scissors and threatened to "cut off my thing!" After that incident, Tim was called "Kim" by his family.

"We always saw Kim as a girl, but not as a problem," the father, who was not identified, told Der Spiegel. "In fact, our life was surprisingly normal."

Puberty brought about a drop in Kim's voice and concern for the child's future.

"At that stage we realized that she was terrified of growing facial hair and her voice breaking," said the father.

The family sought medical advice about a possible sex change for Kim, with mixed results.

"Hormone treatment! Gender adjustment! How could you possibly do this to the child?" the family's pediatrician asked the father. Some psychiatrists suggested Kim be placed under observation in a psychiatric hospital.

Eventually, the family contacted Dr. Bernd Meyenburg, the head of a clinic for children and adolescents with sexual identity problems at Frankfurt University. He concluded that Kim represented the "rare ... clear-cut case" for intervention before puberty initiated irreversible changes to his body.

"It would have been a crime to let her grow up as a man," Meyenburg said.

According to Dr. Achim Wuesthof, the endocrinologist who is treating the teen, the procedure to arrest the course of male puberty has been successful thus far. Even though children under 16 are not permitted to undergo sex change in other countries, he and his colleagues thought it best to start early in Kim's case.

"To the best of my knowledge, Kim is the youngest sex change patient in the world," Wuesthof told the London Sunday Telegram. "According to German law, two independent psychiatrists must confirm that the child is indeed transsexual and approve the sex change. Once that has been done, it is best to start as early as possible."

For legal reasons, surgery to remove Kim's male genitals cannot be performed until age 18.

"From a purely medical standpoint we are dealing with the mutilation of a biologically healthy body," said Meyenburg. "We face a real dilemma. If we do something about it, it's irreversible. And if we allow nature to take its course, that too is irreversible."

Meyenburg said he had mixed feelings about the fact that more and more – and younger – patients are seeking him out for advice.


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This is just sick on every possible level!
1 posted on 01/28/2007 9:53:58 AM PST by wagglebee
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Everytime I think it can't possible get much worse, it does.

2 posted on 01/28/2007 9:55:18 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Yeah, we should emulate Europe..


3 posted on 01/28/2007 9:55:40 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: wagglebee
The boy was distraught after every haircut, they said, and at four, he took a pair of scissors and threatened to "cut off my thing!" After that incident, Tim was called "Kim" by his family.

Threatening self mutilation at four years old. Obviously a mentally disturbed child. Instead of getting him treatment they encouraged it by calling him 'Kim'. This is sick.
4 posted on 01/28/2007 9:56:33 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: cardinal4

Where the hell is this world heading?


5 posted on 01/28/2007 9:56:57 AM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: wagglebee
Everytime I think it can't possible get much worse, it does.

And I keep expecting the worst - and keep being surprised by even WORSE. Something's up.

6 posted on 01/28/2007 9:57:30 AM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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7 posted on 01/28/2007 9:57:53 AM PST by narses (St Thomas says "lex injusta non obligat.")
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To: wagglebee
I understand his first words were:

Ich bin merkwürdig

8 posted on 01/28/2007 9:59:37 AM PST by edpc (The pen is mightier than the sword......until you fight someone.)
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To: wagglebee

I wonder if he doesn't already have a metabolism/hormone imbalance that could lead him to feel he should be a girl, because of his positive responses and likeness to "girl like" lifestyles.

Probably they should give him small doses of male hormones instead of hormone replacements to encourage a female metabolism.

Once he feels the testosterone and male hormones surging through his system... will be a matter of months before he starts to feel like a young boy.

Just a thought


9 posted on 01/28/2007 10:01:39 AM PST by CourtneyLeigh (Why can't all of America be Commonwealth?)
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To: wagglebee
after convincing doctors two years ago he wanted to live as a female.

What if he would have thought he was an old man? A cat? Winston Churchill?

Why would thinking you were those things, which you clearly are not, qualify you for the funny farm, but thinking you are a girl, when you clearly are not, does not?

I already know the answer.

10 posted on 01/28/2007 10:04:30 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: CourtneyLeigh

Look out Serena!


11 posted on 01/28/2007 10:04:35 AM PST by Cvengr
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To: CourtneyLeigh

Your suggestions make A LOT of sense!


12 posted on 01/28/2007 10:05:10 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
We always saw Kim as a girl,

They put it in his mind.
13 posted on 01/28/2007 10:05:27 AM PST by Delphinium
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To: wagglebee

He/she's gonna take a bottle of pills or jump off a cliff when he/she finds out they can't babies.


14 posted on 01/28/2007 10:05:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: Long Island Pete

LOL! (slapping my knee!)


15 posted on 01/28/2007 10:06:11 AM PST by A knight without armor
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To: wagglebee

It's not only sick it's scary and horrific.


16 posted on 01/28/2007 10:06:21 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: wagglebee

Cripes - 12 years old! A 4-year-old threatens to do ANYthing and the parents give in to that? No wonder the poor lad is messed up. I'll bet the father is a weak and shallow man, and the mother rules the nest around there. Disgusting.


17 posted on 01/28/2007 10:07:25 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: Lizavetta
What if he would have thought he was an old man? A cat? Winston Churchill?

Why would thinking you were those things, which you clearly are not, qualify you for the funny farm, but thinking you are a girl, when you clearly are not, does not?

I already know the answer.

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Yes, and some very good observations! A tip o' my hat to you.

18 posted on 01/28/2007 10:08:39 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: CourtneyLeigh

Such a good point. Years ago I had a friend and her cousin, several years our junior, was a very athletic girl and pretty boyish, but she liked boys so she wasn't homosexual or anything; just very athletic and not the most feminine girl. Well.... she never said anything to us (wonder why her mom never wondered though) but she never began menstruating. She later told us she'd heard so many horror stories about cramps and stuff and since she was such a jock, she liked not having a period. But she fell in love sometime around 25 or 26 years old and finally decided maybe she'd better check it out since she wanted to have children some day.

Well... it turned out she had some kind of growth on her pituitary gland. I don't recall what type. They removed it and she started having periods. Unreal.

You never know.


19 posted on 01/28/2007 10:10:31 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: wagglebee

The parents encouraged this. They should be arrested.


20 posted on 01/28/2007 10:14:36 AM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: Paved Paradise

My body has had metabolism imbalances since I was 16. Due to possible damage created by Undiagnosed Diabetes!

I had unreal hormone imbalances that effected my cycles for years, not to forget huge amounts of rapid weight gain every other year.

Then when it finally took me to the hospital at spring of 05, right after a doctor finally diagnosed the imbalance in my system, she gave me a prescription for estrogen/hormone therapy. That weekend was in hospital, before I even had the prescription filled.

In the next four weeks, my appetite changed, and within 6 months I lost 45lbs, and had less fatigue and my diabetes numbers became more regualated! Not to mention some normalizations to my cycles.

Who knows.. maybe this young man has inherited a damaged hormone/ or weak gene from his fathers seed too!

Could be plenty of basic explanations, with solutions. Doesn't always have to be serving the "fantasy" this boy has alotted himself too!

His parents are his enemy right now, as far as I can see!


21 posted on 01/28/2007 10:16:27 AM PST by CourtneyLeigh (Why can't all of America be Commonwealth?)
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To: Dallas59

Can you imagine being the guy who ends up courting it?


22 posted on 01/28/2007 10:18:48 AM PST by CheyennePress
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To: wagglebee

Sex is a biological fact, not a social construct. People must learn to accept that.


23 posted on 01/28/2007 10:19:12 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: CourtneyLeigh

I could not agree with you more. It's certainly a challenging and sad situation but I don't think the parents are helping matters. I read a book a few years ago - just a horrible story - I think it's called "The Way God Made Him" or something about a boy who has his penis destroyed in a botched circumcision. The parents, at the guidance of a psychiatrist or psychologist, raise him as a girl and he grows up, (now here's where you have to guess - think hard now), liking GIRLS. Gee, what a shocker. Anyway, he feels like a total freak and thinks he's gay. They finally fess up to him. I think people need to read this stuff so they see just what all of our little experimentation really does to people.


24 posted on 01/28/2007 10:21:28 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: wagglebee

I read about this earlier today on Fark and was too disgusted for words.

Its too insane for words......


25 posted on 01/28/2007 10:27:49 AM PST by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Paved Paradise

I read about that kid; he was in Canada. IIRC he was a twin. Didn't he commit suicide?


26 posted on 01/28/2007 10:38:05 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Paved Paradise; Grizzled Bear

The boy from that disturbing experiment in gender bending has since committed suicide.


27 posted on 01/28/2007 10:41:42 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: wagglebee
Rebel rebel put on your dress

Rebel rebel, your face is a mess

rebel rebel, how would they know

hot tramp, I love you so!

28 posted on 01/28/2007 10:41:53 AM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: wagglebee

When the boy was 2 the parents should have taken him for behavior modification and to check for hormone imbalance and correct the problem... NOT succumb to his desire to be a girl at 2!


29 posted on 01/28/2007 10:42:45 AM PST by dcnd9
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To: wagglebee
"Hormone treatment! Gender adjustment! How could you possibly do this to the child?" the family's pediatrician asked the father. Some psychiatrists suggested Kim be placed under observation in a psychiatric hospital.

At least the pediatrician has some sense.

30 posted on 01/28/2007 10:43:21 AM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: wagglebee



The boy is still a male with the XY chromosomes....you can't change that!


31 posted on 01/28/2007 10:43:51 AM PST by dcnd9
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To: wagglebee
"At that stage we realized that she was terrified of growing facial hair and her voice breaking," said the father.

Perhaps the first clue that "Kim" is not a "her."

32 posted on 01/28/2007 10:44:33 AM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: RockinRight

When the pediatrician is the "voice of reason" you know it's bad!


33 posted on 01/28/2007 10:45:27 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: dcnd9

There are no sex hormones at age 2. Of any type. In the womb their is, while the baby is developing into its gender but by birth it subsides until puberty.


34 posted on 01/28/2007 10:45:31 AM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: wagglebee
Why not give the boy testosterone and theropy in order to get rid of all his homosexual desires? Oh, the left would go nuts.
35 posted on 01/28/2007 10:48:43 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: wagglebee

I think Adam Corrolla put it best when he said "if your son asks for a Barbie Doll for Christmas, give him a bb gun and a bible."


36 posted on 01/28/2007 10:50:00 AM PST by exile ("Is Barney Frank gay or retarded?" - IMAO)
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To: Lizavetta

What if he would have thought he was an old man? A cat? Winston Churchill?
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There's one guy who is getting changed into a leopard and another who is getting changed into a lizard. I am looking forward to seeing how the PC State will regulate rest rooms when this becomes more popular. ;-)


37 posted on 01/28/2007 10:51:01 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: wagglebee

A sad story. Probably already too late to fix things, since his parents have been treating him like a girl since he was just a few years old.

Evidently his father sees nothing strange about having brought up their boy as a girl: "In fact, our life was surprisingly normal."

So, now he will be mutilated.


38 posted on 01/28/2007 11:02:34 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Grizzled Bear

The book ended with him marrying and living a rather satisfying life but that was a number of years ago. You are right though, they are Canadian. If he committed suicide, I would not be shocked but it would be very sad. And Yes, he was a twin.


39 posted on 01/28/2007 11:15:43 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: kinoxi

That is so sad. I cried reading his story. May he rest eternally in God's arms. I think God reserves a very special place for these people. The cruel injustice of what happened to him medically was bad enough but the psychological harm was probably beyond anything we could ever comprehend.


40 posted on 01/28/2007 11:16:55 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: wagglebee

It never fails to amaze me that the learned doctors are willing to administer the opposite sex hormone and mutilate the child before trying the same sex hormones to see if they can realign the person with his whole, natural body. Apparently they think the mind is not affected by the hormonal imbalance, and that imagining one would be happier as the opposite sex is a rational decision in a person with an obvious hormonal imbalance.


41 posted on 01/28/2007 11:20:30 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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Sex is a biological fact, not a social construct. People must learn to accept that.

Sez who? There are many brain studies that would contradict your diktat.

42 posted on 01/28/2007 11:22:59 AM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: Paved Paradise

There was a televised special a few months back. Horrible case. The entire family was tortured for decades. It is unfortunately one of the primary bases for hormonally altering people to this day. The published results were essentially fabricated and are still used to justify hormonally altering mentally ill people like this child.


43 posted on 01/28/2007 11:27:39 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: wagglebee

The parents support this ? Lock em up on child abuse and put the kid somewhere safe and where wanting to dress like a girl will get him some applied psychology of the pavolvian genre that will condition him to not do stupid things.


44 posted on 01/28/2007 11:35:31 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: wagglebee
"It would have been a crime to let her grow up as a man," Meyenburg said.

A crime?! I certainly would not consider it a crime to let a boy grow up to be a man.

45 posted on 01/28/2007 11:37:00 AM PST by reformed_dem
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Well Im just confused. They start calling the boy "Kim" to prevent him from "cutting it off" but now that he is 14 its okay to have someone else do it? these parents are royally screwed up!


46 posted on 01/28/2007 11:37:36 AM PST by OMalley (Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing. St. Therese, "the little flower")
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To: Albion Wilde

At 12, I'd say that the hormones aren't really in full swing yet. Shouldn't he have to "give it a shot" before they whack anything off?


47 posted on 01/28/2007 11:38:33 AM PST by bannie
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To: wagglebee

Dear lord.

When I was 3, I used to beg my parents to let me wear a boy's bathing suit and wear boy's clothes. Because my best friend was my brother and I felt it was more fun to be a boy than a girl.

I grew out of it! Jeez, if they had encouraged it, I don't know.

"Oh, he knew when he was two years old!" Yeah, and when I was two years old, I knew that the solution to the Gulf War was to give the people in the hot place some icecream and then they'd feel better and the war could stop.

This is ridiculous. What sort of doctor says, "Oh yes, your son is a woman trapped in a man's body," about a 12 year old boy?


48 posted on 01/28/2007 11:50:42 AM PST by Nevernow ("No one has the right to choose to do what is wrong." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Albion Wilde

The human reproductive organs are either male or female. That is simply a fact. If one has one type of organ and believes oneself a different sex, then one unfortunately has a disordered understanding that should not be encouraged, particularly in the young.


49 posted on 01/28/2007 11:53:03 AM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: wagglebee
Doctors say the boy, born "Tim," has considered himself female since he was two.

Apparently, if he has a "package" and considers himself a female he will want for "two" for the rest of his life.

Hermaphrodites are born that way and wish for one.....

50 posted on 01/28/2007 11:56:18 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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