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I need help , I’m so distraught, I feel helpless. Idk what to do or who to turn to for help now. I have a 16 year old daughter who has recently in the past 2 years came out telling me she is a boy and wants to transition. I feel like my daughter will die and I will have a boy if this happens. I have tried prolonging it as much as i can. But I recently learned she got T online and has been injecting herself with it. This scares me and hurts to the core. I had a girl not a boy. I am not transphobic by any means at all. If she had signs of it or voiced it as a young child I would be ok with it. But she use to be so popular, so girly ,  so absolutely beautiful, involved in sports and church youth groups. She was a very happy child . Then 2 to 3 years ago she became very anxious with anxiety and depression to the point she had to homeschool. She cut her hair, doesn’t shave dresses as a boy and wears a binder . I took her to a gynecologist hoping they could help her feel more like a girl with something,Or checking her female levels of estrogen. But instead it back fired on me. We was sent to a gynecologist in a bigger town that works with young girls because mine could not help her at this age. While at the apt. They tell me she has gender dysphoria and place a IUD in without consulting me first. I was appalled a doctor could do this. The doctor said if I didn’t go along with this she would kill her self. Since she has been dressing and acting like a boy and going by a boy name now her anxiety and depression has become severe, she has no friends and can’t even go into a public place anymore, stays high on marijuana. It seems like this has made depression and anxiety much worse now. I wish I could find a doctor or psychologist who can help us rather than changing who she is. When she becomes an adult in her late 20’s if she still wants to do this then I would fully support her. I just wish she would wait awhile until her child brain fully developed, cause im afraid she’s gonna regret it and blame me. Our minds change so much every 5 years or so . Thats why i want her to wait but when i talk to her she only becomes angry and says i am selfish. I need help
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(18-Nov-2020, 05:42 PM)Lala2010 Wrote: I need help , I’m so distraught, I feel helpless. Idk what to do or who to turn to for help now. I have a 16 year old daughter who has recently in the past 2 years came out telling me she is a boy and wants to transition. I feel like my daughter will die and I will have a boy if this happens. I have tried prolonging it as much as i can. But I recently learned she got T online and has been injecting herself with it. This scares me and hurts to the core. I had a girl not a boy. I am not transphobic by any means at all. If she had signs of it or voiced it as a young child I would be ok with it. But she use to be so popular, so girly ,  so absolutely beautiful, involved in sports and church youth groups. She was a very happy child . Then 2 to 3 years ago she became very anxious with anxiety and depression to the point she had to homeschool. She cut her hair, doesn’t shave dresses as a boy and wears a binder . I took her to a gynecologist hoping they could help her feel more like a girl with something,Or checking her female levels of estrogen. But instead it back fired on me. We was sent to a gynecologist in a bigger town that works with young girls because mine could not help her at this age. While at the apt. They tell me she has gender dysphoria and place a IUD in without consulting me first. I was appalled a doctor could do this. The doctor said if I didn’t go along with this she would kill her self. Since she has been dressing and acting like a boy and going by a boy name now her anxiety and depression has become severe, she has no friends and can’t even go into a public place anymore, stays high on marijuana. It seems like this has made depression and anxiety much worse now. I wish I could find a doctor or psychologist who can help us rather than changing who she is. When she becomes an adult in her late 20’s if she still wants to do this then I would fully support her. I just wish she would wait awhile until her child brain fully developed, cause im afraid she’s gonna regret it and blame me. Our minds change so much every 5 years or so . Thats why i want her to wait but when i talk to her she only becomes angry and says i am selfish. I need help
Lala2010 
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Hi, I’m not sure if this is the right place.  My 18 yr old daughter has identified as trans for a year.  She will graduate in a few months and leave the house and is determined to get testosterone when she leaves.  I would like to get a base line of where her hormones are right now.  Is this something you recommend?  Would I go to a hormone specialist? 
Thanks
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(09-Dec-2020, 07:15 PM)Jabberwok Wrote: Hi, I’m not sure if this is the right place.  My 18 yr old daughter has identified as trans for a year.  She will graduate in a few months and leave the house and is determined to get testosterone when she leaves.  I would like to get a base line of where her hormones are right now.  Is this something you recommend?  Would I go to a hormone specialist? 
Thanks

Hi Jabberwok,
Your account has been activated. Thanks for your patience. 

I encourage you to ask your question in the members-only forum, now that you have access to it. You're much more likely to get a response there. Forum members don't tend to visit this area too often.

Thanks for joining; I hope you'll find the forum helpful. You are not alone.
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Hello. I guess my story is the same as many others on this site. My 13 year old daughter came to me and told me that she was non-binary about 6 months ago. Then she said she was trans and when I asked her about it she said that non-binary is a form of trans but then last night she made a comment about waiting until she was an adult to transition. This came out of the blue. She never gave any indication that she wanted to be a boy. She got her period about 6 months prior to her announcing this and also had a "boyfriend" who "cheated" on her. I put quotes because I don't think they ever even held hands and although the "cheating" was him making out with a now former friend of hers who seems to be heading in the direction of teen pregnancy. This girl is the girl who announced one day that my daughter was now "dating" this boy. She was a problem to me in that she would tie her shirt up to show her belly and my daughter started doing the same. After all this happened she cut off all her hair, wears 3 bras in an attempt to bind herself and wears her older brothers old clothes. She has a TikTok account where she is very popular doing cosplay of boys and all the comments refer to her as a "king" and a boy. I don't even recognize her anymore. I found a piece of paper where she wrote all over it about being trans like "it's not a phase" etc and one of the comments was "boys can never hurt me again". Maybe it's in response to this boy who hurt her? She went from being one of the most popular girls in school to being pretty much antisocial and only associating with one or two friends who will tolerate her constant obsession with the LGBTQ community. EVERYTHING in her life is about LGBTQ now. She is extremely obsessed with it. Like others, I wish I never got her a phone or laptop. Now that the pandemic has hit and she does school online I cannot get rid of her laptop or the internet and I feel helpless with what she watches and who she communicates with. I have a son who is 15 and she has a twin sister who is 13 so whenever I try to change the rules regarding their devices and internet I am severely gained up on. I am also a single parent with no father around so it is just me. I feel outnumbered. I feel overwhelmed. I feel helpless and heartbroken. I miss my daughter. On the plus side she has no problem talking to me about this as long as I listen and don't say anything that isn't to her liking. She is increasingly moody and will fly off the handle easily and then just as easily be back to normal in her mood. The school calls her a "he" and her "preferred name" like she requested. It really annoys me how me as a parent has no say in any of this with them. I have tried really hard to be supportive and I let her have her own fashion, decorations in her room etc but I won't call her by a different name or pronoun. I just can't do it. It makes her mad but she has seemed to let go of her anger over that part. I told her that I worked really hard on coming up with the best name for her and that because of that, I want to continue using her name that I gave her. I just keep waiting for this nightmare to be over. My other two kids don't understand why it's such a big deal to me. My friends tell me that I should be supportive and do what she asks like I am this terrible intolerant person. I'm not. I have always raised my kids to believe that race, sex, religion are to be respected so I guess I feel like a bit of a hypocrite but it is def a different sceneiro when it's YOUR child who wants to changer her sex. I am all alone. I just want to yell at her and tell her to quit all this BS and force her to be her old self. I don't of course do that but I wish so much that it would be that simple and that she would change back. I keep waiting for the day that she tells me she's changed her mind. I'm still waiting. I just truly don't believe that she is transgender. I don't know if this pandemic in combination with the boy she dated and her period manifested this? I just NEED this to stop. I want my daughter back. I want to be able to take away all social media, internet, everything but I feel like I am just in so deep now with these kids. I am just finding this all so hard to deal with and it just gets harder every day. I try to listen to her when she goes on and on about being trans and how her "x" calls her an "it" and how she seems to take some sort of pleasure in that and just her going on and on about being trans in general but how can I share in her new found "joy" of all of this when it breaks my heart? Anyways, thank you for listening.
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Hello, InNeedOfAdvice,

I'm sorry to hear of yet another story so similar to so many others. Now that your membership has been activated, I encourage you to post in the members-only area, where you are likely to get more responses.

Welcome to the forum. You are not alone.
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Hi. How do I activate my account? I haven't received any email to do so. I am confused like all the parents here. I hope to find some insight. I do not understand.
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(02-Jan-2021, 12:40 PM)Peppin Wrote: Hi. How do I activate my account? I haven't received any email to do so. I am confused like all the parents here. I hope to find some insight. I do not understand. My son first mentioned he was trans at the age of 15. Then nothing and then he mentioned it again. Both times he had a female friend who is very much into LGBTQ. My son has never behaved like a girl. He does not think like a girl. He always wanted to play with boys' toys - mainly toy guns and shooting computer games. And now he wants hormones to become a girl. he speaks of a discomfort with himself, with his body. I honestly do not understand. I hope some here have some insight, or can give some support. I am a single mom and I don't know what to do. I am afraid that he is doing a mistake because I don't see any signs of him being female in any of his ways. Why is he disowning his true self? His dad is abusive and I think he cannot identify with the maleness of his dad in any way. And this might be an issue. But I doubt it is acting alone. Is there anything I can do to help him overcome that? And could his female friend be influencing him? Can someone really influence a person to change gender? Is that even possible? I have so many questions.
Hi Peppin,  your account has to be activated by moderators.  I am sure it will be activated soon & then you can post in the forum where you can ask questions & speak to others in the same position x
Son 21, Asd, gifted, UK, estranged
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(02-Jan-2021, 12:40 PM)Peppin Wrote: Hi. How do I activate my account? I haven't received any email to do so. I am confused like all the parents here. I hope to find some insight. I do not understand. My son first mentioned he was trans at the age of 15. Then nothing and then he mentioned it again. Both times he had a female friend who is very much into LGBTQ. My son has never behaved like a girl. He does not think like a girl. He always wanted to play with boys' toys - mainly toy guns and shooting computer games. And now he wants hormones to become a girl. he speaks of a discomfort with himself, with his body. I honestly do not understand. I hope some here have some insight, or can give some support. I am a single mom and I don't know what to do. I am afraid that he is doing a mistake because I don't see any signs of him being female in any of his ways. Why is he disowning his true self? His dad is abusive and I think he cannot identify with the maleness of his dad in any way. And this might be an issue. But I doubt it is acting alone. Is there anything I can do to help him overcome that? And could his female friend be influencing him? Can someone really influence a person to change gender? Is that even possible? I have so many questions.

Hi Peppin, thanks for your patience. All accounts must be manually activated by a moderator before gaining access to the members-only area. Your account has now been activated. Please post back here if you are still cannot access the members-only forums. I encourage you to post your questions above in the members-only area, as this area of the forum doesn't get much traffic.

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