<p style=”text-align: left;”>Emily,</p>
I believe I wish to congratulate you for standing your ground at age 12. I’d like to hear your family story, meaning your parents and their attitudes/reactions, ages and genders if any sibs, and genders of playmates.
Also, we hear now about new laws in several states banning transition for adolescents and preadolescents. My opinion has been the decision should be made carefully with the help of loving parents, seasoned professionals, and of course the individual as how to proceed. I think we can all agree these decions should not be taken lightly.
As an aside, I am now 68 and started my hormonal therapy late in 2021. I had my vaginoplasty this past March. I still would love to find a way to convert my memories as a child, even baby, to be of a girl rather than a boy. I’m going to guess you may have an interesting response about your own memories of that time in your life.