Unhappy as a boy, Kim became youngest ever transsexual at 12

  1. Another facinating story from the Telegraph UK. This story takes place in Germany, apparently...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../28/wkim28.xml

    A boy of 12 is believed to have become the world's youngest sex change patient after convincing doctors that he wanted to live the rest of his life as a female.

    The boy - originally called Tim, but now known as Kim - has started to receive hormone treatment, in preparation for the operation that will eventually complete the sex change.

    Tim was diagnosed as a transsexual two years ago, when doctors and psychiatrists concluded that his claims to be "in the wrong body" were so deeply felt that he required treatment. The therapy involves artificially arresting male puberty, with a series of potent hormone injections before the administration of female hormones to initiate the development of features such as breasts
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Having known transgendered people myself, they all say the same thing........they knew early on when they were kids, long before aged 12. So I do not doubt for a minute this is not true with this case.

    I'm not 100% convinced that they shouldn't wait until the child is of adult age and can give informed consent legally.
  4. by   GardenDove
    They say at the end of the article that the actual body changing surgery won't take place until the boy is 18.
  5. by   Tweety
    Thanks. I didn't read that far, obviously.
  6. by   GardenDove
    I didn't notice it until I read through it twice. I think they did that more on purpose to make the article more dramatic.

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