I recently found this topic. What’s happening is, in Germany, mother strongly insisted that her feminine child should be transitioned as a trans girl. And that kid is only six years old!
Is this a child abuse? Comments?
Note: most transsexuals KNOW they are 'wrong' very early: 3-6 yrs old. Some can even articulate it, most just 'show' it. So, it is quite possible she (note SHE) is in fact someone that would benefit from a careful and supervised social transition. But, my previous concerns still apply.
I think social transitions as early as 5-7 is a reasonable response to expressed transsexualism - but I am REALLY afraid that parents are seeing one thing and believing it is another - or....just wanting something that isn't really there. I don't trust parents, I don't trust the medical community right now with regard to anything transgendered.
So, generally, no it isn't abuse. But I can't say in any one specific instance if it is or is not.
I want to add another comment to answer the question: Is it a form of child abuse?
If the child is trans, I don't see how it could be abuse. But if the child is not trans, then it would be abuse. The problem is, we can't know with a child of this age if they are trans or not.
Whether the kid is trans or not, I don't think it's healthy or morally right.
This is a hard topic. But here's my honest opinion. I was born female and I knew I was really a boy before I was 6 years old. I had a strong sense of it in kindergarten (probably about 5 years old) and tried to get people to call me by a boy's name back then. HOWEVER...
I DON'T really think 6-year-old kids need to be going through a "transition." I would love if little kids could freely play with and express gender in safe ways like, I played "dad" when we played house or I played with action figures instead of dolls. That was perfectly safe gender-related play that I was allowed to do and made me happy as a child.
I think kids should just be kids. I don't think a child of that age has a true sense of "identity." I just can't really support a 6-year-old's transition.