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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
originally posted by: thesaneone
I wish the parents would have left her the way she was born and let her make the choice when she was old enough.
They haven't done anything physical to the child, but let him choose to be himself. They haven't done any surgery or anything.
originally posted by: [post=18001728]Alchemst7[/post
What if the transgender issue is a reincarnation memory of your past gender?
She was very insistent that I had been a female in some of my past lives and that my soul was feminine, not masculine, hence why I am a gay male today.
I never really believed it to be honest, but if she were miraculously correct, then you might be right.
In my view, it's not so much that god chose the 'right parents', but Ryland did....before incarnating. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: jonnywhite
My opinion is .... I'm uncertain. While I don't have a religious view on it, I'm skeptical that society and environment and family has no influence on Ryland's choice to be a boy. Ryland was only 5 years old.
So what if the kids tell the parents to jump off a cliff? What if the doctor's agree? Can kids be wrong and doctor's still agree? I think it's possible. Sometimes even the wisest man can be led down the wrong road.
I'd be more understanding if they could use brain imaging to distinguish Ryland's gender. They can already use it to lend support to many other issues and being transgender is definitely an issue.
I just want more science. Remember.... it will be a lot harder for Ryland to change back to a girl later on if Ryland has any regrets.
Still I doubt Ryland will have any regrets. I think Ryland will grow up accepting himself. The question is whether others will accept Ryland. Growing up around people who don't accept him might be hard.
In either case, life is an experiment, not predestiny. We have to be tolerant. Keep your head up high until the Reaper calls for you. I wish all the best for Ryland and his parents, as well as for society and our transgenders.
Far too early on in life for the little fellow to know what he is yet.
I would like to think its reassuring that they do not wish to explore surgical procedures yet, that's not to say I agree with the term transgender being applied to children.
Gender identity development occurs much earlier than the
development of sexual orientation. Children usually have a sense of
their gender identity between age 2 to 5 and they typically become
cognizant of their sexual orientation around age 9 or 10, although
this self-awareness is occurring at earlier ages, particularly as it is
a topic more widely discussed and available to younger children.
Transgender and gender diverse children may begin to play in a way
that is not expected for children of their sex from a very young age.
Gender diverse boys typically experience more negative reactions
from their parents and experience more victimization at school than
gender diverse girls. This is due to the great latitude given to girls
expressing masculine behaviors in a society that overvalues male
behaviors and undervalues female behaviors.
No gender-related medical interventions are necessary with
young children. The earliest a child should be referred for medical
treatment of gender dysphoria is just before the onset of puberty if
the child desires to go through a different puberty than their body
would ordinarily experience. Puberty blocking medication can be
used to put a temporary halt on puberty and not only allow a child
to stop an unwanted puberty but also to buy the child more time
to explore gender before moving into a time when the secondary
physical effects of the puberty associated with the assigned sex of
the child take effect. Providers can work to develop a network of
referrals including supportive and competent medical professionals,
community groups, parent support groups, and other professionals.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
If your talking about this in relation to past lives...
Ryland may have been judgemental of Transgender folk in a previous ride...
& sentenced on his former Judgement Day to live the life of those he judged!!!
May sound outlandish...
But I do believe those who judge others will return to walk in the shoes of the victimised!!!
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: andy06shake
They didn't remove anything but his hair. There was no mention of any surgical procedures, and I'm fairly sure they WILL let Ryland make the decision, at the appropriate time, with the guidance of counselors, doctors, and others.