Skip to comments.Controversial Therapy for Pre-Teen Transgender Patient Raises Questions
Posted on 10/17/2011 8:08:10 AM PDT by jakerobins
A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy may actually be a girl named Tammy are giving their child hormone blockers that delay the onset of puberty -- so that he can have more time to decide exactly who he, or she, is.
The couples supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender. "This is definitely a changing landscape for transgender youth," said Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, a California-based non-profit group. "This is about giving kids and their families the opportunity to make the right decision."
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So, letting a kid eat a happy meal at McDonalds is child abuse but this is perfectly peachy. We are truly living in bizarro world.
So if they don’t abort them they turn kids into freaks. Not much of a “choice” is it? SOB’n progressives.
A lesbian couple. Really making a case for homosexuals having custody of children. Damn sick....
It is an utter abomination.
the slippery slope just hit 90 degrees
Why gay people should never be allowed to adopt.
this IS child abuse and remedial action needs to be taken immediately.
If you spank your child the child may get taken away by CPS Nazis for abuse. If you interfere with your child’s normal growth and development by giving them hormones it’s just a parental choice.
Allow homosexuals to adopt. What could go wrong?
Definitely child abuse. The doctor giving the child these meds should also be brought up on charges.
11 year olds are NOT aware of any sexual identity issues, EXCEPT to the extent they’ve been brainwashed by their sicko, man hating “parents”.
A child’s brain, and their emotions, do not stop developing until they are, at least, 18 years old. This is a disgrace. At what point did we wake up in an alternate reality?
In a sane world this “couple” would be doing the perpwalk.
The child of my "partner" had the spirit of an evil frog living within his kidneys. I fixed it through daily beatings, blood-letting, and drug therapy. And they called me crazy.... (sarc)
I thought the left was completely aghast at the practice of Castrati.
Church = evil and degraded
Lefty progressives = enlightened and holy
Sometime after Jan 20th 2009...at least for me it was......
Wouldn’’t the “treatment” itself contribute to the problem? I’m not a doctor, but maybe the problem is some hormonal imbalance to start with!
“11 year olds are NOT aware of any sexual identity issues...”
I agree. The child is only eleven years old! Think back to when you were eleven. What did you want to do with your life? What did you want to be? You either didn’t know or came up with the idea that you would be an astronaut, a model, a figure skater (or along those lines). Did any of those concepts come to fruition? To medically disfigure an 11 year old is horrible.
Here's an even simpler method to help your child determine his/her "gender": Have your child look between his/her legs. Also, if the child's "parents" are "unsure" of the his "gender" then they should IMMEDIATELY put him up for adoption so that he/she can have a fighting chance of being raised by sane people.
Unless the child is one of the VERY few people who are born with a certain genetic defect and who are known as hermaphrodites, then there is absolutely NO DOUBT of the child's "gender".
It sickens me to even consider the possibliltity, but I think there is a possiblity that these two lesbian mothers hate men so much that they sought to adopt a boy specifically so they could psychologically destroy him. I have nothing but pity for him and nothing but contempt for his parents.
PS Any physician who administers this hormone therapy to an 11 year old should have his/her/its license to practice medicine permanently revoked, and should be criminally charged with the sexual abuse of a child.
Indeed most people go to prison for it but A lesbian couple in California go free.
Progressives put everyone in danger.
Unless the child suffers from hermaphroditism, which is extremely rare, how could there be a question as to his sex? If he's a boy and they want to change him into a girl, they will have to replace every cell in his body.
Looks like testosterone phobia.
Yeah, Happy meals are illegal, but the grossest form of mutilative child abuse by crazed lesbians is fine.
Welcome to Enemy Occupied California.
Something tells me that one of the ladies walked in on him looking at a website of nude women. He obviously wants to be one! </s>
Could be....I mean who else is the child going to identify with? He has two lesbian “Mothers” who are probably Man Haters..God Knows what they have filled the Childs head with! Could be as simple as he got into mommy’s “Special” drawer in the bedroom.....
Sins of the fathers (or in this case the...whatevers) being visited upon the child. Clearly imposing their dysfunction on an innocent child.
This is not disfiguring the child. Disfiguring him would be castration and giving him female hormones. This delays puberty so that he doesn’t develop male secondary sexual characteristics.
I believe that there are a few, very few, people who truly in their heads are wired to be the other sex from early childhood. I imagine myself as a girl developing whiskers, an Adam’s apple, an enlarged penis, broad shoulders...a monstrous transformation of my body. I can see such a child responding with self-mutilation or suicide.
Given this boy’s difficult life, the stress of adoption, the lack of a father, the weird sexual politics of his household - his transgender issues are likely not to be innate, but acquired. Still, the delay of puberty could give him more time to accept his masculinity (with good therapy in a better family setting.)
At least the law and medical standards do not permit him to be castrated until he is eighteen.
Around 1965. But very few seemed to notice it until lately.
I wonder if any doctor has ever prescribed hormone blockers to a child? I just think an 11 year old (with a liver, heart. etc of a child) should be given hormone blockers to delay puberty. Has any long term studies been done to show that this child won’t develop some sort of cancer or other malady? If this child wants/chooses to become the opposite sex, I think that is an adult decision for him later. Sadly, it doesn’t sound like his Mother/parent figures think that this child NEEDS help. In fact, they are supporting the decision of a child. It is definitely a very sad case.
“I believe that there are a few, very few, people who truly in their heads are wired to be the other sex from early childhood.”
For them to believe in their minds that they are something that reality (their physical bodies) tells them they are not is a mental disorder. You say that their brains are wired to be the other sex. I say their brains are mis-wired.
Sounds to me like the parents are homophobes!
If their brains are mis-wired (a neurological condition) the disorder may not be at all amenable to psychological therapy.
If on the other hand, the disorder stems from psychological injury, perhaps psychology can cure it.
My impression is that there are three kinds of transgender disorders.
1) Neurological miswiring - genetic, hormonal, prenatal environment.
2) Psychological - stemming from abuse, really bad family dynamics, or in boys of a rather timid nature, fear of normal male aggressiveness.
3) Erotic fetishizing - a man’s arousal by the thought of himself as a woman - autogynephilia - cross-dressing taken even further. A psychologist (psychiatrist?) got himself crucified recently by the PC establishment for proposing this but it’s obvious even to a layperson in some cases.
First of all,it’s “sex” not “gender” and second,there should be no confusion. He has a wee-wee. That makes him Tommy,not Tammy.
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The idea that some peoples' brains are "mis-wired" so they think they are the opposite sex is a fallacy invented by those pushing the "GLBT" etc agenda. Even John Hopkins Hospital which used to perform "sex re-assignment" surgery stopped a few years ago, due to the fact that "transgenders" are mentally ill people and catering to their mental illness merely harms them further. This poor boy is being destroyed by his mentally ill sex pervert caretakers, who never, EVER should have been allowed custody of this boy.
That poor child...
No matter the reason for the disorder, it is still a disorder that needs to be dealt with. Trying to alter reality (sex change) to fit the disorder is not doing the person any favors.
the kid is unsure because these two mentally disturbed idiots have got a child, and raised them to have mental problems
WHERE THE F-IN ELL ARE CHILD SERVICES ON THIS?
Sorry for the shouting and language but I am so pissed off with children being hurt by these selfish cold heart lunatics.
This just demonstrates why homosexuals should never be allowed to get near children let alone buy/foster them.
Since this social experiment came out a few years ago we are now hearing of more and more children being messed up, killing themselves etc.
Will anyone in the GOP speak up about this? Will they hell, the cowards on social issues, whether it be this or homosexuality stay silent for fear of being called a name by our pro homo media.
Well here is a message for them
GET SOME GUTS AND TAKE ON THESE SICK FREAKS BEFORE MORE CHILDREN ARE HURT
if there is a penis then they are a boy if they do not have one then it’s a girl.
No one is ever born thinking they are something else unless it was pout into their minds
These sick freaks should never be allowed to get a hold of children , if ever a case was for child services to take a child away then this is it.
This kid has been raised for years now to be a girl because of these two selfish sick freaks telling this poor boy he must be a she.
Poor boy. I would adopt this boy in a heartbeat and let him be raised as nature intended and to be given a chance in life.
Keep the kid full of drugs while you decide. The Parents should be arrested for child endangerment, attempted murder and pedophilia. That child will be scarred for life whatever it turns out to be.
I’m shocked they didn’t cut the boys nuts off at birth.