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the risks of intervening too early


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  1. Um, this mother was given expert advice, and ignored it. She decided to bypass the puberty blocking stage, which is designed precisely to allow children to live one way WITHOUT going through puberty one way or another to help them decide who they really are. She dosed him with her own hormone replacement therapy regimen, because she was attempting to stunt his growth. She didn't want him to be too tall.

    The child has my sympathies, as does the mom in some ways, but this is not a cautionary tale about how the medical establishment is done no something wrong, which is how this media piece is presenting it. Especially with that doctor saying he's goIn against the grain and saying statistically kids will just grow out of this.

    The more society opens up and allows people to express themselves, noting there is nothing wrong with taking one's time or even not being sure, the better off we all will be. But this story really should be about how parents ought not to medicate their children on their own. For any condition.

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    1. you are correct in this observation Caryn. The mother should not have permitted estrogen ingestion but instead bought her son time through delay of puberty through blockers. Good catch...

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