A Celebration: Jacob’s Journey from Girl to Boy?

We are in the midst of a celebration of transexuals. Laverne Cox was the firsts transexual to be on the cover of time magazine. Jeffrey Tambour won an Emmy for his portrayal of a trans woman, and Bruce Jenner, Olympic decatholon winner is set to announce his trans status this Friday. What do all of them have in common? They are adults, and adults can make sound reasoned choices, but a 5 year old can not do this.  Most parents dictate the lives of 5 year old children. Children are often told what to eat, when to sleep, when to get up and what to wear, but this is a decision that the parents surrender to the child?  This week Kate Snow has been running a series of stories showcasing trans children. She profiled five year old Jacob who has transitioned from female to male, but does a 5 year old have the mental capacity to make this kind of decision? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.today.com/health/transgender-kids-mother-5-year-old-explains-her-decision-t16716

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