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Is Your 5-Year-Old Transgender?

Raider Nation Wrote: May 22, 2012 11:38 AM
"Would parents who hesitate to let their kids eat preservatives or nonorganic eggs consent to block the complex hormones that begin to flood kids' bodies at puberty?" I'd say that parents who force their kids to eat like that are even MORE likely to jam them full of hormone treatments that wreak havoc on a child's body, mind, and soul.

A 5-year-old child with large dark eyes, full lips and a button nose stares out from the front page of the Washington Post Sunday edition. "Transgender at Five" declares the provocative headline. The child's hair is being cut in a close boy's cut by her father.

We learn from the article that "Tyler," who was born "Kathryn," began insisting that she was a boy at the age of 2. "'I am a boy' became a constant theme in struggles over clothing, bathing, swimming, eating, playing, breathing." The child's parents, at first uneasy and later accepting of their girl's desire to be...