ONE of Britain’s youngest transgender children has begun transitioning at the age of 12 after realising she was in the ‘wrong body’ aged just three.
Ashley, born Ashton was aware that she was born in the ‘wrong body’ aged three. Ashley’s mother Terri Lammin, 43, from Ramsgate, Kent, said that watching her daughter Ash grow up so confused and obviously uncomfortable with her own body was “heartbreaking” as reported by the Daily Mail. Terri stated that from the moment her daughter, Ash, could speak, she insisted she was a girl and sadly recalls how Ash would always insist on bathing with a mermaid swimming costume on, even at three years of age, in order to hide her own body.
According to her mother, Ash is the perfect example of a child who has been born in the wrong body.
Ash is now 13 and is embarking on a lengthy journey to transition her gender from male to female at an NHS-run clinic. At 13 Ash is one of the youngest transgender children in the country to do so.
As Euro Weeky News understands, the process involves Ash to start taking hormone blockers to halt the onset of puberty and she will take the blockers until she is 18.
At that point, she herself will decide whether to go ahead with gender reassignment surgery.
If she decides not to go ahead with it, Ash will come off the blocker and her puberty will commence just a few years later than her peers.