In Chicago, Illinois, a rising number of teens and younger children are getting permission and help from parents to get sex change treatments. The Medical Journal of Pediatrics has reported that the increase in numbers has raised ethical questions. It is also reported that switching gender roles and thinking about being the opposite sex is a common condition in young children. However, some are labeled with “gender identity disorder,” which is a psychiatric diagnosis in which kids believe they were born in the wrong bodies and research suggests they may have brain differences more similar to the opposite sex. About 1 in 10,000 children have the condition, and doctors who provide the treatment have found that not performing the sex change treatment can be more harmful to the child. Read more
A rise in transgendered children and sex changes can increase exposure to discrimination. To date, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. Additionally, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not enforce the protections that prohibit discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information.
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