Transgender children are encouraged not to tell their parents because doctors are accused of encouraging & # 39; children to switch & # 39;
- A pamphlet encourages children not to tell parents about transgender identity
- Pamphlet says they should only come to family if they are safe and supported
- Advice comes when parents claim that doctors force their children to switch
Transgender children are encouraged not to tell their parents about their gender identity – while doctors are accused of inciting children to transition.
A pamphlet shared by The Gender Center in New South Wales offers transgender youth advice on their experiences, as well as guidance on when and how to come to loved ones.
& # 39; Only tell your family if you think they will support you and you will stay safe & # 39 ;, the leaflet recommends.
The document also asks the question & # 39; What should I do if my parents don't accept me for who I am? & # 39 ;, while other transgender teenagers share their opinion.
Transgender children are encouraged not to tell their parents about their gender identity in the midst of fear that their parents will resist in a pamphlet shared by The Gender Center (stock image)
A pamphlet shared by The Gender Center in New South Wales offers transgender youth advice on their experiences, as well as advice on when and how to come to loved ones
Louis, 14, said: & tell them to kick off / teach them that it is not something you can control & while Drew said & # 39; to go off & # 39;
Rory, also 14 years old, said: & # 39; Go away baby !!!! Find new parents! & # 39 ;.
The majority of respondents urged the young person to trust friends and aid organizations in the area if their parents do not accept who they are.
& # 39; There are resources in your area that can be looked up online to provide support, such as emergency housing, & # 39; said an anonymous person.
The pamphlet comes when parents claim that doctors are pushing their children into the transition process.
Karen, who has a transgender son, said she was taking her teenage daughter to more than 70 mental health assessments in three years, The Australian reported.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; I'm here to see my daughter, Claire, & they said: & # 39; Oh, you mean Jason & # 39 ;, Karen said.
Karen & # 39; s daughter was hospitalized at the end of 2018 when the teenager started the process of switching to Jason.
Some parents have accused doctors of pushing their children into a transition phase (stock image)
& # 39; Every time we said Claire, we were corrected. We were told that if we didn't use that preferred name, she would commit suicide, & Karen said.
& # 39; Claire & # 39; suffered from poor mental health during her teenage years, before coming out as a transgender at the age of 18.
Karen told the publication how & # 39; Claire & # 39; for testosterone, with a hospital-endocrinologist who wanted to talk to the family.
& # 39; The endocrinologist looked at me and said: & # 39; & # 39; Don't you just want to see your child happy? & # 39; & # 39 ;, I said: & # 39; & # 39; I think parenting is much more than seeing your child happy & # 39; & # 39 ;, Karen said.
Karen later discovered that "Claire" had started taking testosterone two months earlier.
Karen struggles to believe what happened to "Claire" and claims that the teenager is in bed all day with poor mental health.
The worried mother said she had shouted into the wind about what she describes as & # 39; child abuse & # 39; but no one listened to her complaints.
According to the Gender Center pamphlet, transgender is nowadays a & # 39; fluid & # 39; term, but it describes a person & # 39; who lives as the opposite sex than what they are anatomically & # 39 ;.
The umbrella term examines identities around gender and does not always mean that a transgender person is a hormonal or sexual affirmation.
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