Dr. Oz - Transgender Children

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    Feb 22, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    Dr. Oz - Transgender Children

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    The Dr. Oz Show recently aired "one of the best 15-minute segments on transgender children to ever appear on national television," the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced on its blog Tuesday. Dr. Oz hosted two transgender children and their families on his show to discuss their experiences growing up ...and their parents’ decision to support them in their true identity.See More
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    Feb 22, 2010 6:42 PM GMT
    My producer and director has a transgender 13 year old, it's an amazing social process with psychologists, counselors, doctors, family and school. There is an organization who helps facilitate the process when it is a chosen path, this particular case is just "social gender reassignment" not physical.
    I'm in awe of someone so young who endeavors to do something so radical and with such resolve. *That* is courage.
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    Feb 22, 2010 7:18 PM GMT
    It was an amazing show 15 min segment.
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    Feb 22, 2010 8:31 PM GMT
    Rawrly saidVery interesting. I am very pro-trans rights, etc, and I see the importance in transgendered individuals transitioning as early as possible. It prevents so many issues down the road, especially if hormones are started in the early teens. After that point, for male-to-female transexuals particularly, bony features such as a the brow ridge and other gender cues are "set" and can only be dealt with with invasive facial feminization surgery, aggressive hair removal with lasers, etc, and other costly cosmetic procedures.

    These individuals, if properly transitioned, are almost always passable and function much, much better than late transitioners.


    There was a case a few years ago down here in Oz, where a person was to access medical science, via medical help, to change his appearance to look like a women. Then a few years latter he was to sue the doctor for doing the procedure, and fucking that person's life up.

    If people can aford to have this done and it's not paid for out of public money, then fine, if it helps a person deal with their mental disorder, I'll support it. But I will not support a women who has been made to look like a male to be able to enter clubs for males only. Just because they think in their head they are a male, and have been made to look like one, does not make them one, because the moment they stop their injections they soon find out how much a a women they still really are; only women bleed.

    Just because I'm a homosexual why should I be expected to accept everything queer., as many people who advocate acceptance, more times than not are some of the least accepting people, of all things!