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I only know a handful of transgendered people, but they have all said that they felt they were born into the wrong body from a very young age. Given this, I don't think hormones have much to do with what gender we feel we are. Also, I support the parents' decision to make the girl feel comfortable. I'm not sure how often people change their minds once they already feel they are the opposite gender as a child. So it would probably be much easier and healthier (mentally) for the child to "come out" as a different gender at a younger age than to wait until high school or college or mid-life or later when their relationships had already been established with people, having been a certain gender. But if they did feel that later in time they identified with a different gender, then what is so wrong about publicly announcing that as well?

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