Sex Reassignment Surgery For Children? Two Words… CHILD ABUSE. – Patheos
… And here are two more; medical malpractice. But mostly, child abuse.
From Daily Mail, an old article that is getting a lot of circulation in social media right now but is still vile and horrific; The Little Boy Who Started A Sex Change At Eight Years of Age Because His Lesbian Parents Always Knew He Wanted To Be A Girl
The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.
Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy. Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel [the lesbian parents] warn that children with gender identity disorder forced to postpone transitioning could face a higher risk of suicide.
I suppose his loving parents didn’t read the research indicating the much higher risk of suicide in individuals after sex reassignment surgery.
From a Swedish Study: Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population. Our findings suggest that sex reassignment, although alleviating gender dysphoria, may not suffice as treatment for transsexualism, and should inspire improved psychiatric and somatic care after sex reassignment for this patient group.
The simple fact is, sex reassignment surgery does not cure gender dysphoria. That’s because it is a physical treatment for a psychological problem. The proper response to a child threatening genital mutilation is “psyche evaluation STAT”, not “Quick! Grab the scalpel and hormone therapy drugs”!
The mothers say that one of the first things Thomas told them when he learned sign language aged three – because of a speech impediment – was, ‘I am a girl’.
At age seven, after threatening genital mutilation on himself, psychiatrists diagnosed Thomas with gender identity disorder. By the age of eight, he began transitioning. This summer, he started taking hormone-blocking drugs, which will stop him from experiencing puberty.
Two things strike me here.
One, he expressed this desire at three. THREE! When my son was three he wanted to be a sea monster. I didn’t take him to a cosmetic surgeon and have gills slit into his throat for shit’s sake.
Secondly, of course he said he wanted to be a girl. Is it really that shocking? He is being raised by two lesbians, after all, with no immediate male role models in his life. He was the odd man out in the family and was expressing a desire to fit in. He wanted to be able to identify with someone, and sadly his someone was two lesbians. What other options, based on his limited and short life experiences did he have to chose from? I mean, honestly.
My heart breaks for this little boy and the problems he is going to face all because his parent’s let a three year old dictate the decision. What other responsible parents do you know that let their child makes these kinds of life long decisions? “Tammy” may be eleven now, but still. Kids three, eight, or eleven, are completely incapable of understanding long term consequences. They cannot comprehend forever, and changing your sex surgically and with hormones is forever.
Quite frankly, the fact that “Tammy’s” parents indulged this whim, probably because it makes them the cool kids in the gay group, should have alerted red flags for child protective services. Why this is being celebrated and not condemned as child abuse blows my mind. This is negligence. This is evil. This is sexual exploitation of a child and should anger you. Plainly, this is child abuse.
Other things you must read; Sex Change Surgery is the New Pre-frontal Lobotomy and a Trendy Form of Child Mutilation and Sex Change Regret.
PS- I also think those youtube videos of little girls dancing and lipsyncing to Ke$ha is child abuse. What ever happened to maintaining and protecting the innocence of children? I swear.