Skip to comments.Sex-change boy 'faces crucial time'
Posted on 09/18/2009 7:55:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
A 12-year-old boy reported to have changed sex faces "a critical moment" in his life, a transgender campaign group has said.
Bernard Reed, a trustee of the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES), said teachers and pupils at the child's secondary school in southern England were key to his future.
The child's parents gave him a girl's name by deed poll and allowed him to wear a dress to school, according to The Sun.
The paper said teachers at the school, which has not been identified, called an emergency assembly to explain to pupils the boy would now be treated as a girl.
Mr Reed said it was likely the child had been confused about their gender for years.
He said: "As many as 500,000 people in the UK experience this, but very few of them seek treatment or change gender. Very young children can realise there is something wrong that perhaps they can not understand and as they get older they can face more repressive forces. Their family may struggle with the issue and they may be bullied at school.
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His “parents” should be in prison for child abuse.
How the he!! does a 12-14 year old even know what is going on today let alone what they want in the long term. I agree, the parents need to be in prison for child abuse.
I scanned the UK article and didn’t see who paid for this - will this be covered under Obamacare?
This is child abuse pure and simple. The state and the parents are both culpable.
And imagine what happens in a decade or so when the Moose Limbs take over. Guess who is among the first in line for stoning??
You beat me to it, word for word.
And the author is confused about gender, number, and person agreement in English grammar.
Poor kid, so confused, but he doesn’t even know how to get properly wee-weed up.
THE WHO lyrics - I’m A Boy
One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy
My name is Bill, and I’m a head case
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend evenings taking hairpins from my hair
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But my ma won’t admit it
I’m a boy, I’m a boy
But if I say I am, I get it
Put your frock on, Jean Marie
Plait your hair, Felicity
Paint your nails, little Sally Joy
Put this wig on, little boy
Wanna play cricket on the green
Ride my bike across the street
Cut myself and see my blood
Wanna come home all covered in mud
That’s gross. With all their nanny state they can’t keep this from being done to such a young boy?
If the child really has a genuine issue they parents are negligent for creating a spectacle out of their childs 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 childs 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 brains 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 whos mother didnt 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 childs 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 bodys 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 childs 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.
Yes gender reassignment Will be a health care right under zero.
Like I should help pay for this crap?
I really really do not like this or any govt. making me pay for this crap and abortion.
It is against my religious beliefs.
Course it is ok to stamp on Christians beliefs, just not mooselimbs.
Hang on, it’s coming.