Child Transitioned At The Age Of 6 Due To Being ‘Depressed And Withdrawn,’ Mom Says

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Sarah Weaver Social Issues Reporter
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A North Carolina six-year-old first began socially transitioning at the age of six, due to being “depressed and withdrawn,” the child’s mother said.

Katie Jenifer spoke to North Carolina Health News on Tuesday, detailing how her male child began receiving puberty blockers at Duke’s Child and Adolescent Gender Care Clinic after first socially transitioning at six years old.

Jenifer criticized laws that restrict sex-change treatments for children, including bills under consideration in the North Carolina state legislature. (RELATED: Advocates Say WPATH Could ‘Come Crashing Down’ As Judge Demands Treasure Trove Of Internal Documents)

“The thing that her dad and I have always said since the day she transitioned was, ‘Mommy and Daddy aren’t going to let anything bad happen to you,'” Jenifer said. “It gets harder and harder to keep that promise.”

Jenifer says her child became “full of light” after transitioning to present as female.

GOP lawmakers in the state filed legislation on April 6 to restrict female sports to biological girls. The bill would apply to public, private and charter schools.

Senate Bill 560 would ban telehealth appointments to discuss sex changes and withholds public funds from doctors who perform sex changes in North Carolina, and Senate Bill 639 would outlaw puberty blockers, hormone therapy and some sex-change operations for minors.