posted on Feb, 4 2009 @ 05:58 PM
reply to post by VIKINGANT
I am not myself a transsexual but since many of my friends are I will tell you this:
A legitimate case of TG is never done for publicity. It's a very difficult position for the person to deal with--there is so much shame involved,
and physical and emotional pain when it comes time to make the transition.
I do not beleive it to be anything more than a mental disorder--for some reason the "mental" and "physical" gender do n ot match up. There should
not be any shame for that.
Not everyone who is TG choses to have surgery, but I can understand the logic of some who want to do it early. Remember the younger a human body is,
the more resiliant it is.
Remember that TG is different that transvestitism and homosexuality. These people are not just acting unusually femenine/masculine, depending on what
the physical gender may be--they are acting according to their actual gender. So for the person with TG there is really not a question of "Am I
actually the opposite gender, am I going to regret this?"
That being said--I am assumign that the kid is not trying for publicity. He may be, I don't know him personally, but those are some of m y thoughts.
Edit--I may be wrong but I beleive that 16 is the legal age of conscent in Germany so it's up to him to have the surgery.
[edit on 4-2-2009 by asmeone2]