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Controversial Therapy for Pre-Teen Transgender Patient Raises Questions
http://www.foxnews.com/us/ ^ | Oct. 17, 2011 | By Perry Chiaramonte

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 couple’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adoption; ca; childabuse; gay; homosexualagenda; transgender
Ughh. How is this not child abuse?
1 posted on 10/17/2011 8:08:13 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

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.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 8:10:46 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: jakerobins

So if they don’t abort them they turn kids into freaks. Not much of a “choice” is it? SOB’n progressives.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 8:11:32 AM PDT by albie
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To: jakerobins

A lesbian couple. Really making a case for homosexuals having custody of children. Damn sick....


4 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (`Tis the Risin` o` the Moon!)
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To: jakerobins

It is an utter abomination.


5 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:41 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: jakerobins

the slippery slope just hit 90 degrees


6 posted on 10/17/2011 8:13:52 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: jakerobins

Why gay people should never be allowed to adopt.


7 posted on 10/17/2011 8:14:07 AM PDT by Grunthor (BEAT OBAMA WITH A CAIN!)
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To: jakerobins

this IS child abuse and remedial action needs to be taken immediately.


8 posted on 10/17/2011 8:15:33 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: jakerobins

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.


9 posted on 10/17/2011 8:16:15 AM PDT by Hacklehead (The purpose of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: jakerobins

Allow homosexuals to adopt. What could go wrong?


10 posted on 10/17/2011 8:17:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: jakerobins

Definitely child abuse. The doctor giving the child these meds should also be brought up on charges.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 8:20:08 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: jakerobins

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”.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 8:20:53 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: jakerobins

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?


13 posted on 10/17/2011 8:21:26 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: jakerobins

In a sane world this “couple” would be doing the perpwalk.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 8:25:05 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: jakerobins
A lesbian couple in California who say their 11-year-old son Tommy may actually be a girl named Tammy

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)

15 posted on 10/17/2011 8:26:33 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: jakerobins

I thought the left was completely aghast at the practice of Castrati.

Church = evil and degraded

Lefty progressives = enlightened and holy


16 posted on 10/17/2011 8:28:59 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: 13Sisters76

Sometime after Jan 20th 2009...at least for me it was......


17 posted on 10/17/2011 8:29:04 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

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!


18 posted on 10/17/2011 8:31:06 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: G Larry

“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.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 8:31:06 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: jakerobins
The couple’s supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender

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.

20 posted on 10/17/2011 8:34:10 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm at NO additional charge.)
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To: jakerobins

Indeed most people go to prison for it but A lesbian couple in California go free.
Progressives put everyone in danger.


21 posted on 10/17/2011 8:40:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: 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.

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.

22 posted on 10/17/2011 9:11:46 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ScottinVA

Looks like testosterone phobia.


23 posted on 10/17/2011 9:16:24 AM PDT by Pecos (O.K., joke's over. Time to bring back the Constitution.)
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To: jakerobins

Yeah, Happy meals are illegal, but the grossest form of mutilative child abuse by crazed lesbians is fine.

Welcome to Enemy Occupied California.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: jakerobins

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>


25 posted on 10/17/2011 9:25:55 AM PDT by struggle
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To: jakerobins

Poor child!


26 posted on 10/17/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: struggle

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.....


27 posted on 10/17/2011 9:33:28 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

Sins of the fathers (or in this case the...whatevers) being visited upon the child. Clearly imposing their dysfunction on an innocent child.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 9:38:42 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: momtothree

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.


29 posted on 10/17/2011 10:26:38 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: 13Sisters76
At what point did we wake up in an alternate reality?

Around 1965. But very few seemed to notice it until lately.

30 posted on 10/17/2011 10:31:19 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: heartwood

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.


31 posted on 10/17/2011 10:32:14 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: heartwood

“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.


32 posted on 10/17/2011 10:42:07 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: jakerobins

Sounds to me like the parents are homophobes!


33 posted on 10/17/2011 10:49:11 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

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.


34 posted on 10/17/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: jakerobins

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.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 11:30:17 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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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.

36 posted on 10/17/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: jakerobins

That poor child...


37 posted on 10/17/2011 11:55:55 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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They said Thomas threatened to mutilate his genitals when he was 7, and psychiatrists diagnosed a gender identity disorder.

This child's entire world is conspiring to hurt him.
38 posted on 10/17/2011 11:58:16 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: heartwood

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.


39 posted on 10/17/2011 12:11:55 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: jakerobins

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.


40 posted on 10/17/2011 12:55:11 PM PDT by manc (Beware pro OWS trolls who promote the protests on here,then send freep mail. Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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


41 posted on 10/17/2011 12:58:04 PM PDT by manc (Beware pro OWS trolls who promote the protests on here,then send freep mail. Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: heartwood

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.


42 posted on 10/17/2011 1:03:34 PM PDT by manc (Beware pro OWS trolls who promote the protests on here,then send freep mail. Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: jakerobins
The couple’s supporters say the Hormone Blocking Therapy has only minor side effects and is appropriate for a child who is unsure of his gender.

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.

43 posted on 10/17/2011 2:58:28 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (999er for Cain.)
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To: jakerobins

I’m shocked they didn’t cut the boys nuts off at birth.


44 posted on 10/17/2011 4:31:50 PM PDT by gitmo (Hatred of those who think differently is the left's unifying principle.-Ralph Peters NY Post)
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