Lootifer wrote:It wasnt simply a one step process where the kid said "I WANT TO BE A GIRL!!"
It sounds like the diagnosis is pretty sound and the symptoms have been present for a number of years (since age of 3 if the article is accurate). Since 1 in 30000 people (according to wiki article on disorder) have the disorder it was just a matter of time that a story like this popped up.
2dimes wrote:Disorder? You and the rest of the "wiki" chauvinist pigs should be put to death for calling it that. It's natural and beautiful that a little boy wants to do that.
Just kidding, I'm actually kind of neutral even though I believe he should wait to irreversibly change gender. So what side are you on again?
It's not a disorder. That's the psychologists on the DSM-IV speaking--you know, the people who deemed homosexuality as a disorder (in the 1960s).
"In conclusion, transsexualism is strongly associated with the neurodevelopment of the brain...The condition has not been found to be overcome by contrary socialisation, nor by psychological or psychiatric treatments . . . Individuals may benefit from an approach that includes a programme of hormones and corrective surgery to achieve realignment of the phenotype with the gender identity, accompanied by well-integrated psychosocial interventions to support the individual and to assist in the adaptation to the appropriate social role . . . Treatments may vary, and should be commensurate with each individual's particular needs and circumstances."
original source: http://www.gires.org.uk/Web_Page_Assets ... ameset.htm
2dimes wrote:Could a person make a mistake they might regret when they're eight?
Could the parents and the peer groups regret making the mistake of forcing someone to be who they aren't?
It's not like age makes people any wiser about transsexualism. In many cases, they simply cause harm by denying one's developing a particular gender identity.
Lootifer wrote:Are you asserting that the parents sexuality has something to do with the little boy having the gender disorder?
Great question. I'm sure PS can tap into his vast knowledge of gender identity and give us a worthy answer.