Common questions

At what age can you start transitioning?

At what age can you start transitioning?

The Endocrine Society recommends that they wait until age 18, but because more kids are transitioning at younger ages, some doctors are doing these surgeries earlier on a case-by-case basis.

Can gender dysphoria develop during puberty?

While symptoms of gender dysphoria often appear in early childhood, it’s not uncommon for them to first appear during adolescence or, in some cases, even adulthood.

Is puberty blocking reversible?

The effects of puberty blockers are physically reversible. Puberty blockers only pause the production of testosterone and estrogen hormones. Once a person stops using this medication, their body begins production once more, leading to the development of breasts and facial hair.

Can a parent change their child’s gender?

As of January 1, 2019, a minor may petition the court to recognize a change of gender to female, male, or nonbinary. The petition must be signed by one or two of the minor’s parents, a guardian, or, if both parents are deceased and there is no guardian, by a near friend or relative.

How do you know when a boy is done with puberty?

After about 4 years of puberty in boys

  • genitals look like an adult’s and pubic hair has spread to the inner thighs.
  • facial hair begins to grow and boys may start shaving.
  • boys get taller at a slower rate and stop growing completely at around 16 years of age (but may continue to get more muscular)

What are the side effects of puberty blockers?

While puberty blockers are generally considered safe, they have some side effects….

  • Headache, fatigue, insomnia and muscle aches.
  • Changes in weight, mood or breast tissue.
  • Spotting or irregular periods (in menstruating patients whose periods are not completely suppressed by puberty blockers).

Can you reverse a gender change?

Introduction: Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) has proved an effective intervention for patients with gender identity disorder. However, misdiagnosed patients sometimes regret their decision and request reversal surgery.

How do you change a boy’s gender?

How to Change a Child’s Gender

  1. Fill out your court forms.
  2. Have your forms reviewed.
  3. Make at least 1 copy of all your forms.
  4. File your forms with the court clerk.
  5. Serve notice on parents, if necessary.
  6. Go to your court hearing, if necessary.
  7. Get your Order Recognizing Change of Gender from the court.