Controversial treatment of transgender boy ‘child abuse’
The lesbian parents of an 11-year-old US boy have taken the controversial step of giving their son hormone blockers to delay puberty after he expressed a desire to become a girl.
California couple Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel decided to start the hormone blocking therapy after son Tommy decided he wanted to be a girl, according to Fox News.
The treatment will delay the onset of puberty until Tommy — who now goes by the name Tammy — is 14 or 15, giving him more time to explore the female identity he has assumed.
Moreno and Lobel said their son started to identify as a female from the time he was three, insisting to his parents that he was a girl.
After threatening genital mutilation at the age of seven, Tommy was diagnosed with gender identity disorder by psychiatrists, which ultimately led to the decision to try the hormone therapy…