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On April 13 2004 Family Court Chief Justice ruled that Alex a 13-year-old girl who is convinced she is a boy could take hormones to start the process of gender reassignment Such nonsensical and irreversible decision made could destroy Alexs future First of all Alex is too young to make such decision which will influence her later on in hisher life They are simply not sufficiently aware of the consequences of what they are doing at this age It is for this reason that the law prohibits children from taking many significant decisions Thus it has been noted the law prohibits children under 16 from having sex will not allow them to buy cigarettes and will not allow those under 18 to drink or drive Any young person would find it hard to choose a career at the age of 13 let alone choose a gender Why cant it wait until she is 18 or 19 when shes fully an adult Secondly who can guaranty that Alexs attitude wont change between now and when she is 18 Alex should not be able to take actions now that later may be regretted The Australian in its editorial of April 15 2004 argued this child is 13 and no matter how unhappy her upbringing or unusual her ambition it is a fair bet that what Alex wants now above all else may not be her hearts desire in five let alone 10 years time Alan Finch who had a sex change from male to female then back again after realising he had made a mistake attacked the courts decision Despite the treatments he has had to partially undo the gender reassignment procedures he went through Mr Finch will never be able to function sexually as a man Mr Finch is spokesman for the Gender Identity Awareness Association She is going to have a full beard and a hairy chest Mr Finch said If she
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