Tuesday, 8 May 2012

It happens

Boy turns to girl – without surgery - Yahoo!7

Ryan McKenna always felt like a girl trapped inside a boy's body, but unlike many who suffer from gender identity disorders, Ryan didn't need surgery to become the female he believed he truly was. As a child Ryan's mum Julie found small lumps on his chest, before a doctor said Ryan probably had high oestrogen levels, but would likely grow out of it over time. At school, Ryan preferred hanging out with girls, and described himself as 'dress mad'. Ryan is affected by a hormonal imbalance which can affect growth, fertility and behaviour. The imbalance can pose serious psychological problems for those affected, but with support from loved ones, these issues can be overcome.


Zimbel said...

The source article has problems with its pronouns.

"...has fully embraced his femininity, and says her family..."

Sasha Birman said...

AIS Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. It when the body cannot use testosterone. Which leaves estrogen.

Stig said...

The headline should actually be something like "Boy turns to girl – without hormone prescription."