Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise
By LINDSEY TANNER
AP News Information & News from Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX)
CHICAGO (AP) -- A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics.
It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones.
An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a boy and is watching for the first signs of puberty to begin treatment, his mother told The Associated Press.

Disgusting. The treatment is irreversible and thoughts of suicide will plague those who regret their sex change!