12-year-old gets sex change operation

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  1. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Holly came from Miami, F-L-A
    Hitchhiked her way across the U-S-A
    Plucked her eyebrows on the way
    Shaved her legs and then he was a she
    She says hey babe, take a walk on the wild side
     
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    At that age, it's considered preventative maintenance.
     
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    That is just sick and wrong. That kid needs help, and a sex change is not the answer.
     
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    I wonder how it will take, probably pretty well since he/she's so young.
     
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    Yeah, I would think that pre-puberty would take well. This isn't as newsworthy as it seems, as sex changes are often given to intersexed newborns.
     
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    It clearly states that she can't have the sex change operation until she's 18. Not quite such a hot news story when you take that into consideration.
     
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    It is when they're doing everything else with parental consent.
     
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    If she was my daughter, she'd have MY consent. Who wants back hair anyways?
     
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    Now he is his own brother/sister..
     
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    It's Shade!

    In all reality I don't know how I feel about it. I've never had such strange identity issues so I guess I'm not one to judge. He could have just become gay if he wanted to become a fashion designer.
     
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    Well to each his (err, her) own I guess. Wonder if he/she will regret it when ... um, they get older?
     
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    ...since age two? I wonder if this is like another case I read, where the little boy (about age 2) liked playing with dolls and the parents began treating them like a girl. We can screw our kids up pretty good when we try.
     
  14. Lance Halberd

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    Imagine for a second what it must be like to know matter-of-factly, no if's, and's, or but's about it, that you are a woman, and it is etched into your brain, written on your heart, and at the core of the fiber of your very being. There is no way you could not be a woman. Now imagine all of that, but every time you look in the mirror, you see a big fat hairy guy staring back at you.

    How do you fix that? Tell them to suck it up and be happy with whatever they've got between their legs? To intersexed/transgendered people it doesn't work that way, nor will any amount of counselling, therapy, or mood-altering drugs. Not only do they have to face the societal taboos of questioning gender identity, but also with associated mental health issues, such as depression and suicidal tendencies .

    Sex reassignment surgery, as sick and wrong as it may seem to some, works. It allows people to physically be the person they know they are.
     
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    Man, I really hope Kim doesn't regret the decision later on.
     
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    snip snip and away
     
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    I would classify it as a mental disorder. Like most disorders, it can be "natural" or "imposed" by others/events. So I have a problem with it treating the symptoms, not the sickness.

    Before you jump down my throat, I'd like to admit that I suffer from Pure OCD. Despite what my thoughts and/or feelings try to make me believe about myself, I have remained my own person through the grace of God and medication. I am far happier being who I want to be, than when I tried to follow what my illness sought to create of me.
     
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    That would suck so bad if you hit that and then found out.

    Like in the Wii episode of South Park.
     
  19. Lance Halberd

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    You have a point, as usual. Up until 1973, the American Psychiatric Association had homosexuality on the books as a mental disorder, and then in 1975, the American Psychological Association passed a resolution fully supporting the APA's decision to strike it from their list. There is so much that is still unclear about transsexuality, so many nuanced grey areas, so many unknowns to explore, that it is no small wonder that the American Psychiatric Association still lists what they term "Gender Identity Disorder" in their handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

    I also have OCD, but a very low-grade version when compared to your Pure form. Thankfully, I need only to rely on myself, not god or medication, to be the person I want to be.
     
  20. flamepanther

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    Sounds like it
    So if the kid's spent his entire life believing he's a girl, of course he's going to be terrified of puberty. There's no telling how much the parents may have contributed to this poor kid's problems. When I was little, I knew kids who insisted that they were animals. I wonder how they would've turned out if they'd been raised as though they really were.
     

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