A lesbian couple in California has triggered a controversy by giving their son hormone blockers to delay his puberty so that he can decided whether to be a girl or a boy. The 11-year-old boy named Tommy could decide to be a Tammy now that he is approaching puberty, but many are questioning the basis for such treatment or the ability of a minor to make such a decision. I am one of them.
We have seen prior stories of parents engaging in what seems questionably gender experimental approaches with their children. In this case, the mothers insisted that at age three Tommy seemed unsure whether he wanted to be a boy or a girl — so they started him on hormone treatments.
The Hormone Blocking Therapy delays puberty and is advocated by experts like Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum, a California-based non-profit group, who says “this is about giving kids and their families the opportunity to make the right decision.”
Yet, r. Paul McHugh, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University has denounced this as nothing short of child abuse “ike performing liposuction on an anorexic child.” Others have objected that the treatment could retard growth and have negative physical consequences.
Tommy’s parents, Moreno and Lobel, say that they will now call their son Tammy after he elected at age 11 to start the therapy by taking GnRH inhibitors over the summer to give him more time to explore the female gender identity. They insist that one of the first things he said when learning sign language (due to a speech impediment) was “I am a girl.”
He is eleven. I find the idea of inhibiting growth based on the wishes of an eleven year old to be highly disturbing. Indeed, I fail to see how any doctor could proscribe such a treatment if a prescription is indeed required (as it should be).
Source: Herald Sun
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there is plenty of information here to see this is extreme abuse.
p.s. to even associate this a dealing with a child who is transgendered is a red herring. TG people have a difficult struggle others do not. THese women are MAKING this poor boy have serious gender issues!
They decided he was transgendered for their own gratification. You accept people’s sexuality, not inflict one you choose on them.
Have they not been arrested? There is no grey area here …. this is child abuse of a very serious magnitude. THe harm they are doing could even be comparable, possible worse to molestation.
They are doing something appalling. There is no ground for believing any expression of gender confusion came from the child at three. They are trying to alter this boys self identification, his natural process. Making someone the opposite gender as a child has no possible benefit to it, add to that using hormones.
This is a serious crime, not a topical discussion!
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