I am of the very strong opinion that trans kids should receive gender affirming care once they have been diagnosed. This does not mean jumping into puberty blockers straight away but permitting name changing and manner of dress to start (should they desire) to see where it goes. If the child is increasingly happy and well adjusted the treatment should advance. Not all these kids will ultimately opt for surgical solutions but they will at least be given options through care which provides positive reinforcement and acknowledges that they aren't making any of this up.

Failure to treat gender dysphoria early will result in lives like mine where decades are spent denying thanks to Pavlovian societal instruction bolstered by misplaced religious ideas. That was another time which we hopefully won't be returning to.

We need to give these kids options instead of road blocks.


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