...and sort of the concern that inspired opposition to gay adoptions.
The little boy who started a sex change aged eight because he (and his lesbian parents) knew he always wanted to be a girl...Parents say it's better for Thomas to have sex change before he is adult
The mothers say that one of the first things Thomas told them when he learned sign language aged three - because of a speech impediment - was, 'I am a girl'.At age seven, after threatening genital mutilation on himself, psychiatrists diagnosed Thomas with gender identity disorder. By the age of eight, he began transitioning.This summer, he started taking hormone-blocking drugs, which will stop him from experiencing puberty.The hormone-suppressant, implanted in his upper left arm, will postpone the 11-year-old developing broad shoulders, deep voice and facial hair.The couple faced intense criticism from friends and family as a result, Ms Moreno told MailOnline.'Everybody was angry with us. "How could you be doing this? You might be ruining his whole life!"Citing a statistic from the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Ms Moreno noted over 50 per cent of transgender youth will have had at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday.