Transgender Youth: A Reader’s Concerns

In a few years trans grooming will be discussed in the same way sexual grooming is today. Posts like this are important to raise consciousness. Fear of appearing transphobic is leaving the field open to another form of child abuse.

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From a reader:

I just wanted to make you aware of something that is going on a lot in the various trans communities on reddit: they are falling all over themselves encouraging underage kids to order and take puberty blockers/hormones without doctor supervision and without their parents knowing.

Example one: http://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/2frjzl/i_might_have_gone_overboard/ckc9nbp

“Just do your best to get a job, or ask your parents for allowance and order meds online. You probably can’t buy much with the amount a 14 year old would make, but it’s better than nothing, since you’re that upset about it.”

Example two: http://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/2hy7q9/most_hurtful_comment_yet/ckx5cam

A fourteen year old kid (same kid that is featured here btw: http://bbrightstar.tumblr.com/post/98511520156/thirdwaytrans-atranspaige-does-anyone), is encouraged to get puberty blockers without his parents knowing about it.

Example three:

http://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/2jitun/im_not_allowed_to_transition_even_socially_im/

In this post, commenters tell the kid that “puberty blockers have no side effects” (http://www.reddit.com/r/asktransgender/comments/2jitun/im_not_allowed_to_transition_even_socially_im/clchmu1)

They also tell him to “Just DIY secretly. Make friends…

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