The parents of a 15-year-old Finnish girl lost custody of their daughter after refusing to allow her to undergo a sex change.
According to a report by Svenska Yle, the parents prevented the girl from starting hormone treatments to “correct her gender.”
The names of the individuals involved were changed and the EU country in which the events happened were removed from the article to protect the identity of the family.
However, what we do know is that two summers ago after the family moved abroad, their daughter Nea met a new friend group.
She went from acting and dressing very feminine to dressing like a boy and claiming she was born into the wrong body.
Nea then demanded that her parents Kari and Niina allow her to begin hormone therapy and eventually breast removal surgery.
The request was denied and Nea became increasingly angry before one of her friends contacted the police and filed a criminal report against the parents.
Documents show that Nea’s friends were encouraging her to “break contact with her parents” from the beginning.
Nea was taken by authorities and spent a few months in an orphanage before being allowed to return home to her parents, who then planned to move back to Finland.
Nea’s parents eventually gave up on trying to regain full custody of her and now say that she hardly speaks to them.
Her parents watched a video of the girl talking into a camera and saying, “This is how I sound six months after I started taking testosterone.”
She has apparently developed a deeper voice, put on weight and grown more hair, changes that are “irreversible.”
“Without over-dramatizing, you can say that as the voice, appearance and personality change, it is as if they had killed our child,” said the girl’s mother.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that five people working at Britain’s only NHS transgender clinic had quit after children as young as three were being through unnecessary gender reassignment treatment.
“Referrals to the clinic risen in recent years, with 94 in 2010, rising to 2,519 by last year, with the youngest patient aged just three,” reported the Daily Mail.