segunda-feira, 23 de novembro de 2009

Let me have sex change treatment NOW,

Let me have sex change treatment NOW,
says schoolboy age 14

A BOY was last night backed by his mum as he begged to begin sex change treatment on the NHS - at the age of just FOURTEEN.
Georgie Smith, who dresses as a girl and wears make-up, insisted: "I'm old enough to know what I want. What I want is to be a girl."

Mum Carole, 41, blasted health chiefs for slapping a ban on youngsters taking sex change drugs until after puberty.

She said it meant that by the time her son is old enough to have an op he will never really look like a woman.

Carole wants Georgie to be given hormone blockers now to stop him turning into a man.

She said: "With his puberty suspended, he wouldn't grow to six foot or have big hands."

The mum-of-three said her boy had wanted to be a girl since the age of two - and had twice attempted suicide after realising he was in the "wrong" body.

School bullies began targeting him at age eight - branding him a "freak".

Georgie - not his real name because The Sun has agreed to protect his identity - asked his Dorset secondary school to let him wear girls' uniform. But he was barred - so he now wears make-up and bangles with the boys' version of the uniform.


Carole, who lives near Bournemouth, told how they were cuddled up on the sofa watching his favourite kids' programme - Tracy Beaker - when he blurted out: "I want to be a girl like her."

He was eight at the time - but Carole already knew how he felt.

She explained: "Even when he was into Thomas the Tank Engine, he only liked the girl engine." She looked into sending her son, whose dad left when he was two, to the US where kids can begin the sex change process earlier, but didn't have the £16,000 needed.

She said: "It should be available on the NHS." The Department of Health has said it is reviewing the age at which youngsters can begin taking hormone blockers.

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