February 23, 2012
According to a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics, sex-change treatments for teens and young children are on the rise at clinics in the United States, although still a small number, CBN News reports. The treatments, which include taking drugs to stop puberty, often start around age 11. Dr. Norman Spack, who wrote the report, said pediatricians "need to know there are children who think they were born the wrong sex." Spack is the director of one of America's first gender identity medical clinics at Children's Hospital Boston, which averages about 19 sex-change procedures on kids every year.