Lesbian Parents Authorize Hormone Blocking to Prevent 11-Year-Old Son's Puberty


The UK Daily Mail reports on a situation in California that is grabbing headlines and plenty of media attention:

The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old boy who is undergoing the process of becoming a girl last night defended the decision, claiming it was better for a child to have a sex change when young.

Thomas Lobel, who now calls himself Tammy, is undergoing controversial hormone blocking treatment in Berkeley, California to stop him going through puberty as a boy.

... At age seven, after threatening genital mutilation on himself, psychiatrists diagnosed Thomas with gender identity disorder. By the age of eight, he began transitioning.

This summer, he started taking hormone-blocking drugs, which will stop him from experiencing puberty.

Related -- Wesley J. Smith writes at a First Things blog: "Human Experimentation is the Real Issue in Stopping 'Transsexual' Boy's Puberty."