Courtesy of The Telegraph
The youngster arrived for his first term at secondary school wearing a dress and with long hair in ribboned pigtails after his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll over the summer holidays.
However, the boy, who is preparing to undergo hormone treatment and sex change surgery, was immediately taunted by classmates who recognised him from primary school. As a result, the 1,000-pupil school in south east England decided to call an emergency assembly ordering children to treat him as a girl and use his new name....
Yes. I remember when I was 12. A confusing time. Hormones going mad, just discovering my body changing and all that. Oh those confusing teenage years. I really didn't know myself very well. Looking back, that vulnerable time of life when you are just crossing over from childhood to manhood is the perfect time to have a doctor take a knife to your genitals, because, let's face it, at the age of 12 you are fully aware of the consequences of your actions and you think things through very carefully. Good grief! Poor child!