A transgender couple in the United Kingdom has announced that their 5-year-old will be transitioning from male to female, the Daily Mail reported.
What’s the story?
Greg Rogers and his partner Jody Rogers were both born female. However, since Greg medically transitioned to male at 16 years old, the couple identifies as being straight. They share custody of Jody’s 5-year-old, Jayden.
Jayden was born a boy, but has worn dresses for the past year. Now Greg and Jody say that they plan to schedule medical procedures to transition Jayden to female.
Sex-change hormones given to children have permanent consequences, and critics question the ability of a young child to make such a dramatic and life-altering decision.
In 2016, the American College of Pediatrics released a statement warning that puberty blockers put children at a higher risk for “cardiac disease, high blood pressure, blood clots, stroke, diabetes, and cancer,” in addition to making them unable “to conceive any genetically related children even via artificial reproductive technology.”
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