Child Abuse? Parents Start Hormone Treatment For Their 9-Year-Old “Transgender” Boy…
This is awful — and the parents are going right along with it. The blogger at the link nails the situation:
This is not parental love. This is misguided, tragic indulgence. It’s as simple and pure as that. Parental love prepares a child for adulthood—momentary happiness has little to do with it.
Parental love sees beyond what a child currently wants, or thinks he wants, and gives him what he needs. What this child needs is unconditional love and a chance for his brain to mature and his body to fully develop.
It’s far beyond the comprehension of a child to see himself as an adult. To a child of nine, eighteen is a lifetime away. Neither Keat nor his parents can fathom what his life will be like as an adult. The physical and mental consequences of a chemically altered body through puberty cannot be fully understood and weighed.
“Puberty blockers,” hormone therapy, and “full gender reassignment surgery” are in this child’s future. Tell me that none of this is going to mess with this child’s head and body.
Oh, and did I mention the kid is just nine years old?