I haven’t read any of the other replies, as this is my initial response to the question. They’re my thoughts and opinions and I’m sure we will all have our own.
I knew for certain, at a very young age, 3 years old, that I was supposed to be a girl. I am a trans woman and also an intersex female. Hormone blockers would have been wonderful for me if they’d been available.
Decent loving parents would probably want their child to wait a while before doing HRT and surgeries, just to make sure they are certain about making a life altering move, and then have their parental approval. Hormone blockers provide that time to make serious considerations as they’re reversible and not permanent. Some HRT is also reversible whereas most SRS is permanent.
Most kids under 18 who identify with a specific gender will already be going by a name they’ve chosen and use preferred pronouns.
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