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I-A-B Poll o' the Day: Kids & Gender Reassignm

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Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 595 Posts
Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:00:41 PM
If I had a child (which I highly doubt that I ever will) I would support them in every way I could. I wouldn't care if they were gay, bisexual, a drag queen, or trans-gender. They would still be my kid no matter what.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 116 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:38:32 PM

id let them get the hormone treatment but id make them wait tll 18 cause then they're adults and can do what they please

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 97 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:12:31 PM
What does a kid even KNOW at 12 years old?? At 12, I wanted to be a cat. Now I know that fleas must suck, and that cat-guy..is just plain creepy.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 189 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:09:53 AM
I wouldn't let them at 12 it's far to young to be certain, but if the were a little older then maybe.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 1229 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 9:05:47 AM
Mani : If your child decides he/she wants to be the other sexe, they'd need to take hormone blockers for 4 years...Gives them plenty of time to think it through, doesn't it? The hormone blockers ARE REVERSEABLE, the hormones itself aren't. So when the child wants to go through, they can swallow a big load of hormones and wait another 2 years untill they can finely go under the knife.
If they decide this at 12, they'll get surgery when they're 17-18...
This poll is getting false results because everybody thinks the same as you do, but you got to read the fine print! By the time they need to make their last decision, they'll almost be adults and WILL know the right thing to do.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 802 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 7:02:16 AM
I would support my child BUT I would not let him have the surgery at 12 years old.

I'm not a surgeon but I feel that such a surgery should be performed on a fully grown human BODY and MIND.
I suppose it will be pretty tough for my child, or any child, to go through all that but I think that a 12 year old can't make such a decision.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 1229 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:39:06 AM
AND: This is not plastic surgery! Well, technically it is, but plastic surgery is vain and pointless and the children don't even know what either both of those words mean! It makes them happy, just understand, and accept that.

(Sorry about the long post/rant on idiotic people, I just like to clear my opinion (: )

Male, 13-17, Europe
 1229 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:36:32 AM
And yes, I think they'd need to consider it, think of what they're going to do and how's it going to effect them, but if they're sure, backed up from psychiatrists, there is no way in hell I'd say no!

Male, 13-17, Europe
 1229 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:34:42 AM
I think it's disgusting...

No, I'm not a complete moron, please read on.

I think it's disgusting howmany people here say no to something their child would really really really want. i mean, REALLY, want. Why would you possibly say no, I can't imagine. I think most people here are as abusive as the guy who said: "I hope your kids get raped".
As for the dude(ette, maybe) who said: "Gender is not a choice": YES IT IS DAMNIT!

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 406 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 4:28:00 AM
I picked no. It's not that I would be against my child getting a sex change eventually...it's just that I wouldn't let him or her do it at the age of 12. You can't make a decision like that at 12 years old. That's a time when everyone is incredibly awkward and feeling weird about their bodies.

Female, 60-69, Europe
 262 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:34:01 AM
I voted yes. Because any child with a birthdefect needs it altered.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 98 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:22:36 AM
In this case THERE ISN'T A "I'll let them do it when they're older".

Hormone blockers just delay puberty. They don't do anything bad to the person. It isn't a sex change.

Once they've had it, they've had it. Suicide risk has just rocketed, and you ain't gonna bring it down again ever. Because they're gonna be stuck like that for the rest of their entire life.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:50:47 AM
Looks like the nos have it in a big way.

Female, 13-17, Southern US
 714 Posts
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:23:06 AM
I'm 13 and i know what hormones can make you want to do.

I would want them to think for a long time first.

But yeah, my hormones make me burst into tears the moment something bad happens ( at home) or want to eat my guinea pig alive (No f*ing joke there)

Of course, i have creepy hormones, but they can't be too wierd, right?

Female, 18-29, Canada
 1182 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 11:16:05 PM
I would want to know why my child is choosing this operation. If they feel strongly about the fact that they were born as the incorrect sex I would have them go through all the regular psychiatric steps to make sure this is truly how they feel. If I feel the child is mature enough to understand all the consequences at that age, then absolutely, it's better for the mental health of the child. If they seem unsure at all though, I would ask them to wait a couple years and see how they feel, and we'll talk about it again. Even if it is reversible, the hormones will stop puberty so they need to be sure about it before they take even the first step.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2918 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 9:24:09 PM

i would beat my kid until they did it themselves, so thats a fck NO

Female, 18-29, Western US
 527 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:45:03 PM
if they want to be reassigned, whatever, but not until after they are done fully growing! i'd love em any which way

Female, 18-29, Australia
 4196 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:01:18 PM
umm isn't that the point? they are having surgery at 18...

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 761 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:52:17 PM
I think people are trying to be too PC with this.

Even if a child for eight years has felt they are the wrong gender, there is still a process that has to be followed regarding psychological testing. There are other, reversible things this kid can do. Gender reassignment surgery is PERMANENT. If you are okay with a 12 year old making a permanent decision about their body, then you really have no idea about adolescent development. A kid at this point is really still latent or just coming into adolescent sexual exploration. Why would you, as the responsible guardian to that child, give consent on this when, because of their development, they could a few years down the road feel differently. Now, if this kid at sixteen or seventeen is still feeling this way, then permanent surgery might be viable WHEN THEY ARE 18.

Male, 18-29, Asia
 4153 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:28:17 PM
Not at 12, like many others. Once they're 18 then I'll let them go whereever.

Female, 18-29, Australia
 4196 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:24:00 PM
ahh ok. I would be devastated if my boy ran away in the middle of the night. Regardless of a bf/gf/by himself. But hopefully if I've brought him up right he shouldn't feel the need to run away. We tell him all the time he can talk to us about anything. Instead of being naughty or hurting his sisters when they were born he actually told us he was feeling left out :) He's so sweet. He understood after we told him babies need more attention, but I'm glad he let's us know instead of acting out. I hope he never changes *crosses fingers* lol

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 8111 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:17:53 PM
Shellie, not the going out i mean the running away at the middle of the night part

Female, 18-29, Australia
 422 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:14:29 PM
for the record i like the forum discussion and competitions etc...

Female, 18-29, Australia
 4196 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:13:49 PM
I have a gay brother, I have lesbian friends. I think after the shock I could deal with my son and his boyfriend. Communication, not degradation ;)

Female, 18-29, Australia
 422 Posts
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 6:12:54 PM
i would say wait until they're older, i remember being 12... just and what I thought and liked then is not really what I like now.

People can change thier mind, and then what?

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