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Should minors be allowed to go through irreversible gender reassignment procedures?
Not allowing gender reassignment procedures denies minors their identity.
Children can get protections for their identity by
to their preferred gender, but these legal changes often require proof of gender reassignment surgery.
Chest reconstruction can be an important part of the transition process for trans males.
A study of adolescent trans men
found that all respondents were satisfied with their chest reconstruction surgery, and found it an important part of their identity expression.
These identities are themselves socially constructed, and individuals should reach the age of maturity before they're given the choice to opt into them.
There are other ways that minors can express their identity without transitioning.