Tranny Baby Drama!

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Kids these days! You guys may be interested to hear that an Austrian boy started taking hormones at twelve-years old in his effort to become a woman. Or, rather, a girl.

While some families would refuse their child’s wishes, dismissing them as part of a larger phase, the boy’s parents realized their son would never be comfortable with his biological body. According to an article from Der Spiegel:

At the age of two, Tim tried on his older sister’s clothes, played with Barbies and said, “I’m a girl.” Her parents thought it was a phase, but at the age of four Tim was still bawling after every haircut. At last he ran into his room with a pair of scissors and hollered that he wanted to “cut off my thing!” — and it was clear to his parents that the problem was serious. From then on, at home, Tim went by “Kim.”

Certainly there has been protest, including opposition from the family pediatrician, who insists they’re acting a little too hasty. The family, however, maintains they’ve made the right decision. Now, two years on, “Tim” lives quite happily as “Kim”.

We’re not sure how we feel about this one. Certainly we’re pleased this kid has finally found happiness, but we have to admit that the idea of starting hormone therapy so early rubs us the wrong way. Yes, it ensures he’ll develop more girlish features, rather than having big “man hands” like some people who go through the process later in life, but it does seem a bit drastic. Although, then again, we knew we were total fags from day one, so who’s to say this kid’s not on to something… So, will this spark a new trend of teenage trannies? Who knows. According to tranny activist Persia West, however, it’s not as unusual as one might thing. She tells Pink News UK:

There is a clinic in London that deals with children but normally they will treat them chemically to stop adolescence.

In the UK doctors wait until someone is 18 before considering surgery and that can be very traumatic for transgender people.

But, we’re sure, not as traumatic as feeling like an alien in your own body.

What are your thoughts on this matter, reader? Is 12 years old too young to start changing one’s gender or is it the best possible route to growing into a healthy adult?