Britain’s NHS to give hormone blockers to 12-year-old

Dec 17, 2019 by

A 12-year-old child believed to have been born in the “wrong body” is set to receive hormone blockers from a National Health Service (NHS) clinic.

Ashley Lamin, a Kent resident who claims to be a girl born in a boy’s body, is one of the youngest UK citizens to begin the sex change process, the Metro UK reports.

Ashley – whose name has been changed legally by a deed poll – says that she eventually wants a womb transplant so she can bear children when she’s older. “The journey is long and it’s still going, but I feel like the sense of victory is there through it all,” the 12-year-old told the Metro UK.

“I hope I inspire others but I just hope that love and acceptance comes through everything,” she added.

Her mother Terri told the Metro UK that Ashley will take testosterone blockers until she’s 18-years-old. At that point, Ashley can decide whether she wants to undergo gender reassignment surgery.

“I never thought it was a phase, Ash was just Ash. When she was three she said to me, ‘I’m a boy because you gave me a boy’s name – it’s your fault’. I remember feeling horrible, because she blamed me,” Terri said.

“I’d never come across it before and I just went along with it. I just thought at the time “if he’s happy, well that’s the main thing,” she added.

Terri Lammin, who homeschools Ashley, also urged schools to “better educate” children on transgender issues.

“I’d like to see the subject of transgender people included in some lessons, like there are about same-sex families. There needs to be more about liking people for who they are, not what they are,” Lammin, said.

The article failed to mention Ashley’s father.

Source: Britain’s NHS to give hormone blockers to 12-year-old  – Voice of Europe

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