Top surgeon Professor Miroslav Djordjevic questions why people are not talking about regretting gender reassignment surgery. He says more needs to be done to address this.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a less invasive way to help people who feel like they are in the wrong body. We help people who try to starve themselves due to anorexia with CBT and food. They feel that they are fat and sometimes kill themselves with how they feel.
With the first attempted suicide rate of 41 per cent, compared to 5 per cent for the general population, these people need a rational response and quality care.
My eight year old niece asked me whether I was a grown up this weekend and it's still leaving me amused. I guess I do not have any of the things that little children might associate with being a grown up (house, husband, pet and children).
The irony is that I am a stickler for keeping my niece safe and she does listen to me when I say "no" to keep her alive (most of the time!). If that's not the price of being a grown up, I'm not sure what is.
I do have a car licence, I've worked in all kinds of businesses, there's savings in my account.
I guess children have been told that a husband and kids maketh the adult. They also have the innocence of thinking that these things turn up easily. I've had opportunities certainly. I'm even had extra curricular non-wife opportunities that were decidedly adult. Some I've taken up. Others were rejected.
Of course, a cursory look at parents suggests that having children does not make people act like adul…