to start transgender therapy?
Long story short, one of a pair of twin boy starts identifying with the female gender at an early age (3-4 iirc from the article). After much deliberation, the parents submit the boy to a transgender youth clinic in Boston where the boy receives hormone therapy to prevent the early onset of puberty.
The twins are now in high school, but have necessarily been enrolled in a private school with a noted tolerance for LGBT issues and have had their fair share of issues, including a pending discrimination lawsuit against a previous school, which is of course backed by the ACLU and GLAD.
I'm not sure how I feel about this situation. I can see both sides, but I tend to wonder, how old must a child really be before they can truly identify this type of issue and cope with it in a healthy way? A doctor from the clinic even says that a good portion of children who identify with the problem early on turn out not to be transgender at all, which makes it all the more important that the hormone therapy is reversible. What about parents who might incorrectly encourage the therapy, either out of ignorance or personal motives that conflict with the child's best interests?