Drug Therapy for Transgender 11 YO

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Drug Therapy for Transgender 11 YO

http://lgbtweekly.com/2011/10/20/lesbian-couple-to-provide-drug-therapy-for-transgender-son/

A lesbian couple in California has started hormone therapy for their 11-year-old son Tommy after he said he wanted to be a girl named Tammy.
Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel decided to allow the hormone-blocking treatments so the child could make an informed decision about his gender expression at a later age.
Many transgender rights advocates have praised the parents for being accepting, but critics have not been so kind. “This is child abuse. It’s like performing liposuction on an anorexic child,” Dr. Paul McHugh, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, told FOX News.
The two mothers explained that their son Thomas had been exhibiting signs of wanting to be a girl since birth. Due to a speech impediment, the toddler learned sign language and had insisted on the female sign to identify himself.
“It was odd to us,” Moreno told CNN. “Even though she has lesbians as parents, this is all new to us in every possible way. We know what it’s like to feel different – we’ve got that one. But to feel like you’re not in the right body was just something we could not put our heads around.”
The couple’s son is being treated at a Bay Area hospital where he will undergo a specialty program designed for transgender kids

So what do you think? Is this an appropriate thing to do? Would you call it child abuse?

If your child seemed to be certain he/she wanted to explore the opposite sex at this age, would you consider allowing this?

How about the doctors? Do they have any responsibility to tell this couple no? Is this in the best interests of the child at this point?

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"JorgieGirl" wrote:

Alas, we did this one a few weeks ago: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboards/showthread.php?t=680638

Well then why is everyone else out on the internets only talking about it now! LOL Smile Well at least where I spend my time. PO is on top of the news, or my other sources are way behind

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ETA: i scanned the first page to make sure it wasn't here....didn't bother going to older pages!

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Here's the run down....I was the only one who was ok with it and we learned that drag queens freak Laurie out.