posted on Jan, 4 2007 @ 01:41 AM
"Parents of a severely disabled girl in the US have revealed that they are keeping her child-sized in order to give her a better life.
The nine-year-old, named Ashley, has the mental ability of a three-month-old baby and cannot walk or talk.
Her parents decided on a course of treatment for her which has involved hormone doses to limit her growth, as well as uterine and breast surgery.
They say the treatment will help to improve her quality of life";
What are your opinions on this? Personally i think they did the right thing. An adult human being with the mental age of a 3 month old child is not
going to need to be sexually fertile- i mean, it would be really messed up if someone like that got pregnant...At least the parents will not have to
fear things like that happening as the years progress. So i don't think things like her breasts are going to be great loss for this reason as
Yes- it is messing with the natural course of nature and human growth in a seriously big way, but on the other hand such a child is not normal and
would not survive at all if it were not for her parents and supporters. Although she is probably aware of her own existance to a certain extent, i
doubt it is to the great extent that a normal child of her age would feel.