A 12 year old girl in Australia is to start the sex change process following a ruling from an Australian judge. Hormone treatment will be given to avoid the onset of puberty.
Apparently psychiatrists have supported this, as does the girl’s mother, though the father objects. But I don’t know how any child of twelve can possibly know they want a sex change. The treatment is to prevent puberty, but surely puberty is the age when gender identity becomes really important, I refuse to believe a pre-pubescent can make a judgement about this.
When I was 10 I probably thought girls were a bit wierd, but I am glad I didn’t make a decision then to become celibate. This girl may have gone through puberty normally, looked back at 18 or whenever and laughed about how she was such a tomboy. She may have decided that she still wanted the sex change. But with this drug treatment she will never find out how puberty affected her.
I am obviously contradicting the medical experts, but to me this decision just seems wrong.