Okay, I am going to post this after a failed attempt at another forum which quickly degraded into a battle of GIFs.
I am a strong advocate of GLBT rights and have spoken up very loudly on S & C on this subject many, many times.
However today I saw this on FaceBook:
How can one make the decision that one is transgendered at ELEVEN? I am sure it is around this age that one would begin to realize their feelings (or even earlier) but should a kid of 11 years of age be taking hormones and such?Transgender young people are a population that is vastly underrepresented in the media, and it has been encouraging to see the media using these stories as opportunities to educate and raise awareness. Jazz, an eleven year old transgender girl, made her second appearance on 20/20 where she was interviewed by Barbara Walters. The true heart of the story lies in Jazz and her family working together to take on some of the challenges that transgender youth face - as well as a few of the challenges that all preteens face.
My son, who is gay, told me that he knew from way early on.
So I don't dispute that this child IS transgendered. However, I just am not sure that taking hormones THAT young is a good idea and that perhaps that decision making should be made further down the road?
Am I wrong to feel that 11 is too young to be making life-altering decisions such as puberty suppression?