But treatment of children under the age of 12 varies from clinic to clinic. So far, his parents have said no. Very limited research, from Sweden and the Netherlandshas found that most patients who had sex reassignment surgery did not regret the change. But doctors say that these patients did not go through rigorous tests and counseling. Jackie, Nate's mom, is struggling to find the best way to support him, while still being a responsible parent in making decisions about hormones.
Zucker, whose Toronto clinic is the largest in North America, has a waiting list of 75 to patients.
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But for their parents and other adults in their lives, this uncertainty is very difficult. They realize that if they present in the male gender role and have a girlfriend they are left alone more and it's safer. Close close Donate. Today, use of these drugs in younger and younger children is one of the main controversies in transgender medicine. But treatment of children under the age of 12 varies from clinic to clinic. These powerful drugs postpone puberty, giving parents and their children more time to make a decision about the child's adult gender.