Dr. Oz discussed transgendered children with Dr. Robert Garofalo from the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago. What do you do when your son says he is meant to be a she or your daughter says she is meant to be a he? Would you let your child become the opposite gender? Would you let your child have gender changing surgery and alter their body? Dr. Oz took us inside the life of transgendered kids, a highly controversial topic that challenges the beliefs of what it means to be a male or female.
A transgender kid is a child where the gender on the outside does not match the gender on the inside. They can show signs of being transgendered as early as 2 or 3 years old. Transgenderism is not as rare as you think – 3 million Americans believe they were born the wrong gender. Where does gender come from: your anatomy or your thoughts and feelings? Some parents allow their children to take hormone blockers to stop puberty and others heed the advice of psychiatrists who say that a child is transgendered does not necessarily translate into a transgender adult.