Ok now am I the only one who thinks this is a bad idea before hormones have kicked in normal child development, I know the article states that the operation wont begin until after puberty, but the body and mind goes through some complicated crap and lots of reversal of opinions at that point. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2643393/Boy-12-turns-into-girl.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=News A BOY aged 12 turned up at school as a GIRL - after changing sex during the summer holidays. Teachers called an emergency assembly to order fellow pupils to treat him as female. The lad, whose parents have changed his name to a girl's by deed poll, arrived in a dress with long hair in ribboned pigtails. He is preparing for sex-swap surgery. Angry parents told yesterday how their kids were left tearful and confused after school staff announced the boy pupil was now a girl. They said the head teacher should have informed them in advance of the "sex change" so they could prepare their sons and daughters and inform them about gender issues.