NEWS: A Five-year-old Boy in UK choose to become a Girl

A five-year-old boy who unwanted his sexual characteristics is now living like a girl in the support of his family, doctors and school.

Zach Avery was 3 years old once he began questioning his gender, and started out wearing dresses & ribbons in his hair.

Following a psychological evaluation he was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID), and has now been living as being a girl for over a year.

The disorder is really a conflict in between a person's physical gender and what they identify as. It become aware of Zach to consider himself being a girl trapped inside a boy's body.

According to his mother Theresa Avery, until the age of 3 Zach was a normal boy who loves watching cartoon show of Thomas the Tank Engine, but suddenly he became obsessed with Dora the Explorer show and began dressing in girls’ clothes.

Ms Avery, who has three other children, told the Daily Telegraph that Zach's anguish at as being a boy was this sort of that "he used to cry and try to cut off his wily out of frustration."

Eventually NHS doctors officially diagnosed Zach with GID, one of the youngest affected young children in the UK.

Ms Avery said: "They told us that even though he had a male body, his brain was telling him he was a girl."

Zach's main school now addresses him being a girl and has changed the toilets to Unisex.

Ms Avery mentioned the school has been really supportive and Zach had experienced no discrimination from other children.

"We give explanation on the other children at the school that Zach's entire body was that of a boy but in his brain he was a girl. We mentioned that Zach was just more contented as a girl than a boy," Ms Avery told the Daily Telegraph.

According on the Tavistock and Patman Foundation Trust in London, in which Zach was diagnosed, 165 children received a GID diagnosis during the past year, of which only seven had been under the age of five.

A spokesperson for the Trust said: "The trend in referrals has been up more than many years - this may possibly reflect higher awareness.

"In general as soon as younger kids are referred it's in relation to cross gender preferences in play, play mates and activities. It's much more unusual for kids of this age to express cross gender identification."


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