the BBC has released a program which actively discusses hormone blocking and gender transformation aimed at 7 year olds.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/30/row-over-transgender-programme-as-children-as-young-as-six-expos/
Whats peoples thoughts on this?
See I have no problem with people wanting to change gender, but I feel very strong about this being something that should be done as an adult, or at least 15+
Personally I think a child really can't comprehend the massive implications of changing gender. its something I expect you would need years of therapy and counselling to make sure you understand what you want..
can we really say that a child of 7 can understand about gender change? when we protect children from sex and sexuality on the basis that they are suggestible, vulnerable and not emotionally capable to understand.
I think this program is fine if it was aimed at teenagers. but to aim it at very young children, I worry its suggestive.
Also I hate the phrase "was born in the wrong body"
you were born in your body, nothing more to it. its your mental state about being a certain gender that is the issue.