(CNSNews.com) - It's a medical first - a 14-year-old German boy became the youngest patient in history to begin treatment to prepare him for a sex change, but a conservative group says the boy's parents and doctors have been unfairly influenced by the homosexual lobby.
Tim, who now goes by the name, Kim, said he wanted to have the surgery since he was 12, but that he considered himself a female since the age of two. He has already begun receiving hormonal therapy, in preparation for the operation which entails the surgical removal of his genital organs.
Some doctors said he should be sent to a mental hospital for observation. Others approved of the sex change.
"This poor kid's situation really undercuts the homosexual lobby's deceptive equality-fluff and hyperbole," said Matt Barber, Concerned Women for America's policy director for cultural issues.
"It casts a bright light on the truly destructive, bleak and evil nature of the homosexual agenda," he said in a statement. "Has our world completely lost all sanity? That parents would allow their child to be treated like this is mind-boggling."
Since he was two years old, the boy played with Barbies and wore dresses, his father said. "We saw Kim as a girl, but not as a problem. Our life was surprisingly normal," the father - known only as Lutz P. - was quoted as saying.
The boy's doctor, who heads the clinic for children and adolescents with identity disturbances at Frankfurt University, diagnosed the boy as a "happy and balanced" child who is "mentally well-developed."
"There is no doubt of the determined wish, that was already detectable since early childhood," Dr. Bern Meyenburg wrote in his diagnosis, according to London's Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
"It would have been very wrong to let Kim grow up to be a man. It is rare to have such a clear-cut case," he opined.
But CWA said the boy's doctors had allowed political correctness to influence their judgment.
"Rather than addressing the emotional or chemical problems responsible for Tim's gender confusion, his parents and doctors have bought into the homosexual lobby's PC puffery hook, line and sinker," said Barber.
"They're about to rob him of his ability to father a child, and render him horribly disfigured and further confused," he added. "It's not just a tragedy. It's a travesty."
See Earlier Stories:
'Sex-Change' Clinic Faces Inquiry, Lawsuit (May 5, 2004)
Critics Slam Decision to Approve 'Sex-Change' Treatment for 13-Year-Old (April 15, 2004)
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