The recent case of a Briton man giving birth to a girl has stirred a debate over Gender Identity Disorder. It has been revealed that the man was born female but got his gender changed because he was not comfortable with the fact that he is a girl.
The Gender Identity Disorder is said to be a genetic disorder. A baby is born with it and thus feels reluctance in accepting his or her own gender. When a child turns three or five, he begins to recognize their gender.
However, if their genetic gender doesn’t matches with the psychological gender then there are high chances of the child experiencing a conflict within himself as he is not ready accept his sexuality. There a few kids who find it actually hard to be recognized as boys or girls. In some cases they may even go to the extreme of cutting their private parts.
It is even harder for parents to learn that their children are suffering from Gender Identity Disorder. However, in some cases the children grows out from the disorder and begins to accept their sexuality. But at the same time it is actually difficult of a few to accept their sexuality.
Last year, about seven children, in the age group of five, were diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder. However, 165 children under the age group of 18 were diagnosed with the disorder at Tavistock and Patman Foundation Trust.
Zach Avery is among those few children who have been diagnosed with the Genetic Identity Disorder at tender age. His mother, Theresa said, “He just turned round to me one day when he was three and said 'Mummy, I'm a girl'… But then it got serious and he would become upset if anyone referred to him as a boy”.