A young man who was once “Britain’s youngest sex-swap patient” at age 15 is now 23 and about to change his sex for a third time.
Cooper underwent the “fast-track” to a sex change early on. Doctors placed him on puberty blockers and hormone injections, “to impede face and chest hair and trigger the formation of breasts.”
Cooper’s dysphoria was, naturally, unsolved by the hormonal changes medications made to his body.
“The puberty blockers and hormones made me moody and angry, I was all over the place. My mum supported me, but I moved out and went wild, drinking and taking drugs to cope with being different. I made so many mistakes.”
Cooper soon “fell in love” with a man in the military. After the man’s friends discovered who Cooper truly was, he felt that men were only interested in using him for sex. Sadly, he turned to prostitution.
“I decided if the only use men had for me was sex, then I’d charge them.”
“It all became too much,” Cooper said. “I decided it would just all go away if I became a male again.”
Years later, Cooper has decided he’d like to return to being a woman.
“It just felt wrong,” he says of being a man. “I came to the realization pretty quickly I was doing it because I wanted all the problems associated with being transgender to go away. I was no longer able to hide who I really am. Not for family, or friends or potential boyfriends. I have to be true to myself.”
The sad truth of this scenario is that Cooper’s true identity is a biological male.
And his dysphoria over his gender identity will not be solved by changing his physical appearance or by taking hormone treatments—it can only be changed by addressing the mental disorder he’s suffering from.
It’s society’s bigotry, however, that he blames for his depression and confusion.
“I wasn’t confused,” he’s said. “But people around me confused me.”
The DailyWire notes that it’s difficult to imagine a bright future for Cooper.
He’s attempted suicide three times—a tendency not uncommon for transgender people, whose attempted suicide rate is more than 40 percent the average (that’s 8 times the rate of non-trans people).
And Cooper’s early steps into transition likely muddied his situation further, being that 80 percent of children who suffer from gender dysphoria grow out of their confusion before they finish puberty and become full-grown adults.
It’s another example of this simple truth: conservatives’ stance on this issue comes from a place of love.
And perpetuating gender dysphoria by engaging in hormone therapies is not the loving response.
Source: The Daily Wire