The key question is how should find out more about their children and their possible orientation when they grow up. According to Kim Pearson, executive director of TransYouth Family Alliance if a child persistently displays behavior of the opposite sex and get irritated when told to behave of the own sex then the child should be taken to the therapist but surgery is not an option before puberty. Moreover, these signs become visible by the age of 3.
However, if these signs are ignored it becomes extremely difficult for them to cope up with such situations later as in the case of a lesbian, Gili Warsett. She was always in a state confusion and later frustration whether she was really straight or wanted to be with a woman. Moreover after her breakup with a transgender who surgical became a ‘man’ the confusion increased. This led to mental distress, moving away from people and an inability to perform efficiently.
My best friend whose name was Jessica is now Jacob. She was a lesbian and it had been long that we discussed what she actually wanted. After 6 months of thinking she spoke to her parents about it. They were initially skeptical and resisted her surgery but later after meeting her psychiatrist realized that the surgery would be best for her. About a month ago Jacob came into being the old Jessica was gone. The way he used to dress up, the people he used to hang out with and even his voice! But guess what Jessica was always Jacob it’s just that we didn’t try to acknowledge her real self.