So I Read THIS
article, and I got to wondering.
Doesn't your body parts/nature decide what your gender is? I mean just because I want to be a female doesn't mean I am. My body is one of a male, and that's it. Granted there are some genetic anomalies where people come out with both sets or nothing at all, but apart from them, I don't understand how someone can be confused on what they are.
Another issue with this is how could parents (no matter the genders) permit this kind of medical treatment for such a young child? I mean if this kid has a penis why are they disturbing nature's cycle? So he's going to get a sex change before he's even an adult? IS a kid this young REALLY in a position to make any sort of decision like that?
Lastly, in the article it alludes to it possibly being because both parents are female so he wants to be like them. I can see the validity of this, since as a child your parents are usually role models and when you don't have one of your gender, you may decide to want to be a girl instead.
So three parts:
1. What determines gender? Nature? Or do we decide we are whatever we want even if we have contradictory body parts?
2. Should parents even be allowed to do something like this to a child? See as how this has nothing to do with physical health, should doctors be allowed to even perform stuff like this on a child? Especially without any long term studies done on it?
3. Do you think the parents being both female has anything to do with what this child is saying? Or do you think possibly they are WANTING their child to be a girl and thus being selfish in their actions?