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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: andy06shake
I pity a world where children are spanked and punished and forced to dress and look like a specific gender, when they express a real need not to. Because that’s what happens to a lot of children with gender dysphoria. It’s stressful and painful.
originally posted by: lakenheath24
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
Oh snap, I had a proper paddle with holes drilled in it. I'm not sure which would hurt worse though! LOL
Honestly, I would rather have a whack than a talkin too. That was waaaay more painful!
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health has published standards of care (WPATH SOC version 7) that all physical and mental health care providers should use when treating transgender and gender nonconforming youth. The WPATH SOC-7 outlines several gender-affirmative interventions that can help reduce youth’s gender dysphoria. Children and adolescents may choose to socially transition to live in their affirmed gender by changing their name, the pronouns they use, or their appearance (e.g., clothing, hairstyle). Secondly, some young adolescents may decide with their parents and doctors to take medications to suppress their pubertal development. This reversible medical intervention halts the development of physical characteristics that may be distressing for transgender and gender nonconforming youth (e.g., facial hair, breasts, deepening voice). Lastly, older adolescents—typically around age 16—may be eligible for gender-affirmative hormone therapy. Hormone therapy involves taking either estrogen or testosterone, which leads to significant physical changes that help transgender and gender nonconforming youths’ body match their gender identity. Some of these physical changes are permanent, though others may revert if youth stop hormone therapy. Surgical interventions are generally not recommended until age 18, except under certain circumstances.