To read more about Jazz and her journey, please click the below link,
My favourite singer is Kim Petras, who had Gender Surgery at 16.
To read about her, please click on the below link.
Both Jazz and Kim knew before 5 they were gurls.
I knew at 4.
A common misconception is the minor is coerced to transition, this may happen rarely, however, in the majority of cases, it does not.
I struggled for many years to be the boy I was assigned at birth.
FYI: Many times before I was 10, I thought about ending my life.
Many people assume Transgender minors are going through “A Phase,” when they tell “Grown-Ups” they are trans.
Yet, Cisgender children are not questioned about their Gender Identity or Seggsual Orientation.
I knew in 1970, I was a gurl, but unable to be truthful to the “Grown-Ups” around me for fear of physical abuse.
My reason for writing this is to educate about Trans Children.
By allowing a Trans minor to socially transition before puberty, will most likely allow them to decide if this is the right thing for them.
Hormone Blockers are not given until a child has been properly evaluated.
N. B. A minor can change their mind & stop anytime they wish, if they feel it’s not for them. Also Gender Reassignment Surgeries will not occur until the person (winner) turns 18. Hormones make a Trans person infertile.
Benefits of Blockers: MtF: Minimal facial hair, Voice will not get as deep hormones will work better. FtM: Honestly, I’m not sure, could be the opposite.
The below statement by Jazz Jennings is perfect:
I personally know of several people who knew they were “Different” but had no support, & ended their lives.
Everyone deserves to live their lives how they want.
This is my 2nd time living as a female, as the 1st time around, I had no support, & yes, I thought about ending my life many times.
I’m sick of how many people feel THEY can interfere in others lives. This has occured many times to me.
My best advice,
If you would like to learn more about what it was like for me growing up, I invite you to purchase my eBook, entitled:
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