The Daily Telegraph’s front page main story today is regarding a child who has begun the process of transitioning gender at just four years old.
Although whether this is as big a deal as it’s being made out to be is up for discussion, seeing as it’s highly common for trans people to know their true gender identity from a very young age.
Perhaps, but it is far more common (85%) of prepubescent children who identify as the opposite gender will out-grow the confusion, usually not long after puberty.
The child is obviously too young to be identified for privacy reasons. The Education Department would also not confirm if they were born male or female.
The deputy secretary of the Education Department, Gregory Prior, has confirmed that the four-year-old is the youngest Australian on record to be going through the process of changing their gender. However, 250 children, some as young as three, have made appointments with the gender dysphoria unit at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
Prior also revealed during budget estimate discussions that the Safe Schools programs had been used to assist teachers in helping and supporting the child.
Experts disagree about whether or not four is too young to start transitioning.
Clinical psychologist Rose Cantali told The Daily Telegraph that four was “absolutely too early” to officially change gender.
“I would be very hesitant and other psychologists would say the same. Everything is developmental at that age.”
While Dr Rosemary Jones, a gynaecologist who is transgender, argued that four was “a good age” for children to come to terms with such a thing and that “parents who have any sense can usually pick it”. - Parents who have any sense would not listen to you!
I repeat the statistic from above - 85% of children will revert to their biological gender and live normal healthy lives rather than getting sucked into confusion, mutilating their bodies, and dramatically increasing their risk of attempting suicide.
43% of trans attempt suicide. Why do you think that is? It's got to be far more and much deeper than public discrimination. And even if it was public discrimination, why would you encourage someone to put themselves in that position when it is still probable that they will 'normalize'? It's insane! It should be against the law to transition anyone before puberty.