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If it's anything involving serious medical science, my children would have to do that on their own, when they're working adults. I'm not going to let them stumble into something this drastic, and hope that they won't deeply regret it later and/or even blame me for enabling them. Realistically speaking, though, I highly doubt that I could ever afford it, even if I wanted to. I deeply prefer spending money on other bills, food, and whatnot.

Dressing like the norm of the opposite sex? Playing with the so-called opposite toys, or delving in sports and whatnot? They can start picking out or even buying what they want to wear in their teens, when it wouldn't be nearly as difficult to keep up with their growth (and when they should have grown out of, I don't know, stuff like wearing shorts on their heads). Teenage years are a pretty good choice for informing them of possible ramifications, too. As for toys, sports, and other hobbies? I wouldn't really care, as long as it's not stupidly dangerous crap, like jumping off of houses. I didn't grow up solely sticking to "girly" things, so I'd hardly expect it from my kids.

I wouldn't stop calling them by their birth name, but I can compromise on referring to them by nicknames around their friends and strangers. I wouldn't absolutely change pronoun usage, either.
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I would say 13. It would make the transition easier to adjust to, and I'm sure someone who is transgender has known it since they were that young.
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Never, if you are born a boy you are a boy, if you are born a girl you are a girl, I will accept the existence of three genders, male, female and the one that as both bits. Gender roles are cultural and irrelevant, if a girl prefers traditional male things is perfectly okay and if a boy prefers traditional female things that is okay but you are born as you are born.

I find it extremely disturbing that tranpeople are so afraid of the mental stigma that they will deny that there is something wrong with their vessel, there is nothing wrong with them as people, it is just the body that is defective. That fear and unwillingness to accept facts is offesive to me personally, I have a good friend that I care about and people that I follow on twitter have mental illness, their rejection of their mental/biological illness prevents us from being able to understand what the fault in their body is and how it comes into being, which would help those people who shift between genders.

I also have autism so I have to deal with stigma and the fact that there is something wrong with the why by mind is wired. it does not mean that there is something wrong with me as a person.
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18/legal adult age. However I really don't believe in transgender I think it's a phenomena having to do with psychosis, thus it may feel really real but the truth is it's not, I think doctors should look deeper into the issue, instead of enabling the patient.

"I personally refuse to believe in a widely recognized phenomenon, and if actual professional doctors don't agree with me I think THEY should be the ones to look into it deeper"

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what I mean is the doctors have to look deeper in to the specific patient issue. The whole transgender issue can possibly be a subcategory of an existing issue thus changing sex won't help.

and it's not "widely recognized" it maybe more apparent in the States but that can be due to reporting.

furthermore this forum is about what age should a person undergo a sex change to compensate for being "transgender" I've stated my opinion

According to the DSM-V "transgender identity is now grouped under Dysphoria, specifically Gender Dysphoria, this fact alone suggest it's nothing more than a spectrum with in a disorder thus the exaggerated statement of "I feel like a ___ in a ___" is still regarded as irrational thinking thus the listing.

DSM-V is Widely Available in your local book store.
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18 all the way. I will not pay or sign anything that has to do with cosmetic surgery with the only exceptions being dental or plastic surgery if the child has been horribly disfigured by an accident.
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proxydata wrote:

18/legal adult age. However I really don't believe in transgender I think it's a phenomena having to do with psychosis, thus it may feel really real but the truth is it's not, I think doctors should look deeper into the issue, instead of enabling the patient.

"I personally refuse to believe in a widely recognized phenomenon, and if actual professional doctors don't agree with me I think THEY should be the ones to look into it deeper"

Solid logic there


there has been political motivation in some of the actions taken by the doctors in trying to shift it away from a disorder. and not all doctors know what the hell they are talking about.
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If my boy want to be a girl then he can be a girl, if my girl want to be a boy then she can be a boy. Any parent who does't allow their child be who they want to be is a piece of shit who should have their parental rights remove. Denying the child their choice will only lead to unhappiness and trauma.


Exactly... The transphobia in this thread is overwhelming... Being transgender isn't a "choice" or a "phase" that people pivot back and forth on like being transgender is actually biological and can cause unnecessary trauma and damage to their well-being if the environment the individual is in suppresses their true identity like I can't believe some people in here

Like I'm literally so disgusted at the responses here and I pray that some of you never have children because if God forbid they stray out of line their psychological well being will be damaged because of the atrocious and heinous parenting. I am DISGUSTED

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limeparadox wrote:


proxydata wrote:

18/legal adult age. However I really don't believe in transgender I think it's a phenomena having to do with psychosis, thus it may feel really real but the truth is it's not, I think doctors should look deeper into the issue, instead of enabling the patient.

"I personally refuse to believe in a widely recognized phenomenon, and if actual professional doctors don't agree with me I think THEY should be the ones to look into it deeper"

Solid logic there


what I mean is the doctors have to look deeper in to the specific patient issue. The whole transgender issue can possibly be a subcategory of an existing issue thus changing sex won't help.

and it's not "widely recognized" it maybe more apparent in the States but that can be due to reporting.

furthermore this forum is about what age should a person undergo a sex change to compensate for being "transgender" I've stated my opinion

According to the DSM-V "transgender identity is now grouped under Dysphoria, specifically Gender Dysphoria, this fact alone suggest it's nothing more than a spectrum with in a disorder thus the exaggerated statement of "I feel like a ___ in a ___" is still regarded as irrational thinking thus the listing.

DSM-V is Widely Available in your local book store.


As a psychology student who does research and is aiming for their doctorates (thus I have way more experience in this field than you are), just because the DSM V treats transgender identity as a paraphilia doesn't mean you should treat it as such nor does it mean it's accurate -- it is always subjected to change and homosexuality was considered a mental disorder up until 1974... Honestly if you'd bother to do more research you would know that being transgender is biological and honestly it's not that hard to read up on it. I think your ignorant and transphobic mindset is really driving you the other direction and I sincerely hope you never have kids because if they are transgender then it'll be another tragic case of a child committing suicide because their parents (you) are suppressing their identity. Disgusted disgusted disgusted

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18 and when they have the financial resources to pay for the mutilation of their bodies to live the delusion of changed genders on their own.

Suicide is not caused by the "suppression" of "identity" but the issues causing the "identity" ...even the misguided "support" of those psychological issues.
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It would depend on the situation, therefore a blanket age limit is not advisable.
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18 and when they have the financial resources to pay for the mutilation of their bodies to live the delusion of changed genders on their own.

Suicide is not caused by the "suppression" of "identity" but the issues causing the "identity" ...even the misguided "support" of those psychological issues.


You need to do more research fam...... Google is free and you should try using it sometime... Isn't it weird how transgender individuals who get the support they need become well adjusted members of society? Hmm... And those teenagers whose parents who treat their identity as a psychiatric condition and refuses to support them end up becoming homeless, deranged, or depressed and sometimes ends up committing suicide...? I hope you don't have kids or won't ever have kids because God forbid they're not cisgender...
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