Our daughter in college just announced her/hir intent to start taking Testosterone. What should we do?

Because GM won’t publish the sensible replies from me, here’s what I posted in reply.

My advice to the parents would be to love your child regardless, my advice to their child would be research, research, research. If you head down the path of transition, make very sure ths it’s the right path for you. If you’re not 100% certain then don’t do anything, research more to find who you are. As someone who is trans, it’s not something I’d wish on anyone, it’s a lonely road full of hazards along the way, and very little option to turn away from if its the wrong road for you.

  1. #1 by oopster74 on April 26, 2015 - 11:30 am

    I’ve tried adding my comments on gender trendier on the, but Gallus Mag won’t publish comments from me anymore, claiming I’m harassing someone by have the audacity to comment on her blog! Ooh! Lock me up and throw away the key now.

  2. #2 by oopster74 on April 26, 2015 - 11:33 am

    A lot of the comments in gender trender about this are criticising trans people’s encouragement to transition, saying they’re cult-like, while they criticise transitioning I’m a cult-like manner.

    Sue, if you get to read this, love and support your child, that is the best you can do. It’s their life to lead and they have to be able to make their own choices and possibly their own mistakes too. All you can do is be there to help pick up the pieces of things come to that.

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