Yesterday Kelli left the following message regarding transgender issues:
Have to disagree with you about the transgender
issue. You are saying that transgender is a learned behavior.....I believe it is not. I do not believe these kids/adults would ever choose such a lifestyle. I
believe there is something chemically in the body/brain that causes it.....really why would someone choose a life of ridicule, predjudice,
Now let me explain where I was coming from. In a sense I am saying that transgender issues are learned behaviors, not because I don’t believe they may have serious issues but because I believe they are too young
to be making such huge decisions. In one of the situations the parents of an 18-month old child stated that the child said they were a boy. The parents took
it to heart and today this little girl is eight years old and starting hormone blocking injections.
Let me put it a different way. If when McKenzie was little she told me she was a dog should I have treated her like a dog? What if she told me she wanted her arms cut off, should we have proceeded with surgery? Absolutely not, a young child is not able to make such decisions; therefore they have parents who are supposed to make intelligent decisions for them and to guide them.
I believe that some of the children in these situations are noticing that making certain statements is getting them attention. “Wow, if I say I’m a boy my parents let me dress or act however I want. I don’t have to wear girl or boy clothes, I can do whatever I want. This also gets me special attention at school and I get special visits with doctors, I must be pretty
special.” I don’t believe these kids are aware of the ridicule, prejudice, or harassment that will be waiting for them when they are teens or adults.
These children are being given hormone blocking injections at a cost of $1,000 per month. The injections will ensure that the boys don’t grow as
tall, no facial hair will come in and the Adam’s apple won’t develop. For the girls the breasts won’t develop and periods won’t start. This makes it easier and less invasive for the surgeons when they go in and do the sex change operations around the age of 16 at a cost of $20,000.
The doctors are stating that the kids are doing great with the hormone blocking injections. What kid wouldn’t? Puberty is not an easy time, skipping it would be a lot easier for everyone I’m sure but then everyone would look different. They are skipping a huge part of physical development. I think we are taking things too far too fast.
I say no hormone blocking injections and if when they reach the age of 18 they want to move forward with surgery then they can if they have the money. I don’t believe “we” as a society should have to pay for this and I don’t like the thought of heart or cancer patients waiting for surgery because someone is having a gender identity issue and is in need of a sex change operation. I believe you play the cards you were dealt, if you don’t like who you are than change it but do it on your own time and at your own expense. If I don’t like my physical appearance or how “I feel” then it’s up to me to do something about it.
These are healthy kids that should be thankful they have arms and legs and breasts and penises and no physical ailments. Life could be a hell of a lot worse for them. A cancer patient having breasts removed does not even compare to a healthy person having breasts removed just because their brain is telling them they are in the wrong body. This is crazy to me……but that’s just my opinion. What does everyone else think? Please jump in and tell us what you
After all, I was born a queen and to date, no one has recognized this. To my knowledge there is no surgery that can fix this (yet). But I’m sure our big pharmaceutical companies will come up with something real soon. *wink*
Have a fantastic day!
n the news lately there has been a lot on
transgender kids and the new puberty-blocking drugs that are being administered
by doctors. One child is an eight year old female who believes she is a boy in a
girl’s body. The parents support her ideas and along with her doctors have
decided it would be best to slow down puberty. Why is this legal? Should doctors
and parents have the right to do something so dramatic and drastic to a small
child? I don’t think so. When we
are born, our body is all we have. “You get what you get and you don’t throw a
fit.” Just because an 18 month old child runs around saying they are a boy when
they are a girl is meaningless. Unless of course the parents make an issue out
of it which I believe is why transgender kids are even in our
"By stopping puberty early on, a boy won't grow as tall, his
facial hair won't come in, his Adam's apple won't develop," she says. "All the
things that make it difficult for adult transgender people to pass are
eliminated. The quality of life for transgender people who have been fortunate
enough to receive puberty blocking medication is so much
Today, at the GeMS clinic in Boston, young children and their
families get psychological counseling and are monitored until the first signs of
puberty emerge, usually around age 11 or 12. Then children are given
puberty-blocking drugs, in monthly $1,000 injections or implants imbedded in
Older teens, ages 16 or 17, can begin to make decisions about
taking estrogen or testosterone to promote the sexual characteristics of the
gender they feel they are. Puberty-suppressing treatments are also used at this
stage to lessen the doses — and thus side effects — of these hormones. The
effects of cross-sex hormone therapy are partially