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A 43-year-old member asked:

I don't have money to pay for daughter sex change surgery but at 16 she's depressed?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It's too early at 16: I would spend time & money in counseling to thoroughly evaluate her/his feelings about the procedure. This should be considered an irreversible procedure and i'd your daughter is convinced about her sexual gender, she should live in that role for over two years prior to contemplating surgery and unless this is an interest state, i would let her carry the responsibility of that decision as an adult.
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Child Psychiatry 36 years experience
I agree: You need to get her treatment for her depression now. When she is less depressed and an adult then she can decide on the sex change opertion herself or decide not to get it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Be realistic: With a suicide rate approaching 70X that of the general population you must focus on helping her deal with her emotions.This is less a time for a surgery you can not afford than a time to help her grow into her emerging identity.The intensity of conflict & confusion at her age is something most adults can't remember or understand, but it can work out.Find an unrelated therapist & get started

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A 36-year-old member asked:

I don't have money to pay for daughter sex change surgery and she's really suicidal and depressed. Who should I get help from?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See Below: Your daughter needs to see someone who specializes in the treatment of people planning to undergo or who already underwent a sex change operations (transgendered). If you see that her symptoms are getting worse and suicidal ideations increasing, please take her to the nearest emergency room or dial 911. 1-800-273-8255 national suicide prevention lifeline.

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