Friday, 23 October 2009

in spiked October 23, 2009

‘My name’s Josie... and I have a penis’

Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change took an unusually empathic look at ‘gender dysphoria’ amongst children.


  1. You wrote (about Josie in 'Age 8 and wanting a sex change' comments): "As the programme
    reminded us, for most children (alas, we weren’t told what percentage)
    gender dysphoria passes away with puberty, and the desire to change
    sex dissipates. "
    Have a look at table 2 on this page:
    Best wishes, Mermaids

  2. Quite liked your review of Age 8 and wanting a sex change.

    I think kids know their gender from about 2 or 3 years of age, if not even earlier.

    The trouble with a 'sex change'/'gender change' is that it can be all about the parents, not the child.