Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change is a Documentary programme.
Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change
This film follows a number of children in the US who told their parents they were born in the wrong body.
In America, children under 16 can be prescribed hormone 'blockers' to prevent the onset of puberty, with a view to then follow with hormone treatment to become their new gender.
Eight-year-old Josie was born a boy but has been living as a girl for two years since revealing the full extent of his feelings about his identity to his mother. Kyla is also eight. He was born a boy but loves anything pink and sparkly, has grown his hair, and is preparing to return for school after summer dressed as a girl for the first time. Sixteen-year-old Chris, who was born a girl, started testosterone treatment at 14. She now has a deep voice and plentiful body hair, and shaves regularly.
These children and their parents reveal what it is like to face these life-changing questions, giving a frank insight into a subject most people never have to consider.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
Database last updated: 19 February - 17:50