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SICK SICK WORLD: Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise


CHICAGO (AP) — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.

It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones.

An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a boy and is watching for the first signs of puberty to begin treatment, his mother told The Associated Press.

Pediatricians need to know these kids exist and deserve treatment, said Dr. Norman Spack, author of one of three reports published Monday and director of one of the nation's first gender identity medical clinics, at Children's Hospital Boston.

"If you open the doors, these are the kids who come. They're out there. They're in your practices," Spack said in an interview.




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Comment by DTOM on December 1, 2012 at 12:51pm

Exactly Russ, First Nations called them berdache/two-spirit people -  although the former term now has other connotations.

That said, endocrine disrupters present in the global water supply is a very, real problem.

Comment by Russ Hallberg Jr on December 1, 2012 at 9:47am

What's sick? There are people born with minds of the opposite gender. I find narrow mindedness to be sick.

Comment by DTOM on December 1, 2012 at 5:28am

With all the estrogen and other crap in the water supply for the past 45+, does this surprise anyone?

Comment by suzie on October 6, 2012 at 2:30pm

and what  ॐH●ȴȴɣѾͼͽᵭ said ~

Comment by suzie on October 6, 2012 at 2:29pm

 psyco op ~ 

Comment by youhavetoforgiveme on February 24, 2012 at 7:46pm

What Hollywood said.

Comment by ĦƟǁÿWʘʘt! on February 24, 2012 at 11:31am

Comment by Old Denmark on February 24, 2012 at 7:15am

This is totally insane, the docs should be thrown to hungry lions

Comment by Maria De Wind on February 24, 2012 at 7:09am

Business is Business !


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