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Articles related to gender variant youngsters

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Boy starts hormone treatment at TWELVE after realising he was trapped in girl's body aged 18 MONTHS
—The Mirror, June 23th, 2013

 
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Medical intervention in transgender adolescents appears to be safe and effective
—The Endocrine Society, June 15th, 2013

 
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At 16, this girl became the youngest in the world to have a life-changing operation... can you guess what it was?
—The Mail, November 9th, 2011

 
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A trans teenager and her mother describe how they overcame the obstacles to this young person's living in accordance with her true gender identity
—The Sun, October 25th, 2011

 
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Roberta Staley writes about a boy named Cormac who used to be called Amber, and explores why children are expressing discomfort with their assigned gender roles at early ages.
—macleans.ca, August 12, 2011

 
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Natacha Kennedy and Mark Helen's well thought-out paper demonstrates the very young age at which children become aware of their gender and explores the implications of these findings.
—Graduate Journal of Social Science, December, 2010

 
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Although born identical twins with matching DNA, Tom and Ryan were two immensely different children. As toddlers, Tom entertained himself with toy trucks while Ryan fawned over his girl cousin's Barbies and Little Mermaid dolls
—Dream Online, Summer, 2010

 
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Josie Romero loves the colour pink, braiding her hair and having her fingernails painted. But life has not always been easy for this sweet and charming eight-year-old, who was born in the body of a boy.
—Daily Mail, October 18, 2009

 
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The average primary may have as many as three transgendered pupils. Avoiding the issue is the worst response, but as Hannah Frankel reports, there is much that schools can do to offer support at a deeply traumatic time
—TES Magazine, October 16, 2009

 
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This is a story that at first glance seems quite unbelievable. It's about a little girl called Jazz. She's only eight years old and she was born a boy.
—60 Minutes, September 4th, 2009

 
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He suffered years of depression and bullying. Now, as he begins the process of becoming a man, Jon wants to help other transgender teenagers
—Guardian, August 28, 2009

 
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World's youngest sex-change operation.
—Daily Telegraph, February 4, 2009

 
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Delaying puberty could help gender-confused teens.
—New Scientist, December 5, 2008

 
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Gender-confused teens drug call
—BBC News, December 10, 2008

 
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Gender Troubles
—Australian Doctor, October 31, 2008

 
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“Teens in transition”
—Philadelphia Enquirer, October 20, 2008

 
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“A Boy's Life”
—The Atlantic, November 2008

 
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'My body is wrong' : Should teenagers who believe they are transgender be helped to change sex?
—Guardian August 14, 2008

 
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Should I help my 12-year-old get a sex change?
—The Times July 21, 2008

 
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UK Doctors 'failing' children trapped in gender limbo.
—Article by Dr Simona Giordano , University of Manchester

 
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Transgender teens: Doctors refine hormone, other therapies.
—Article in Sunday edition of Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, New Hampshire, USA

 
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Girl/Boy Interrupted – A new treatment for transgender kids puts puberty on hold so that they won't develop into their biological sex.
—San Francisco Weekly

 
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Agents of change – Transgender Canadians are coming out at younger ages, raising a host of new and sensitive issues
—Toronto Globe and Mail

 
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LET THEM BE – What's the proper parental response when faced with a kid who's gender variant?
—San Francisco Chronicle

 
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“I'm a Girl” –Understanding Transgender Children
—ABC NEWS

 
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“Clinical Management of Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescents: a Protocol on Psychological and Paediatric Endocrinology Aspects”
—the European Journal of Endocrinology

 
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"Supporting Boys or Girls When the Line Isn't Clear"
—New York Times

 
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“Caring for Transgender Adolescents in BC”
— Transgender Health Programme Website

 
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“The diagnosis and care of transsexual children and adolescents: a pediatric endocrinologists' perspective” – CP Houk and PA Lee
—Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism

 
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“Transgenderism”
—Lahey Clinic Journal of Medical Ethics

 
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“The Histrelin Implant (for delivering GnRH analogue”
—American Journal of Pediatrics

 
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Interview with Dr Norman Spack
—Children's Hospital Boston