How about limiting the decision to the individual once they’re an adult and can make that decision for themselves once they’re mentally mature enough to do so?. . . would you use the power of the state to criminalize this "atrocity?"
Another question (I understand it's rare). . . would you allow surgery/hormone therapy, with or without parental consent, to make the body of a genuinely gynandromorphic child (distinct, physical signs of both sexes) conform to one sex?
I don’t know how common this specific variation is, but it reads like it’s not very, and thus shouldn’t be the lynchpin for an entire debate on the topic. I know this following might seem like a “ball-less answer” (no pun intended) but ideally I’d like to see the child, once no longer a child, make that decision for themselves, as, what if the parents or doctors “guess” incorrectly? That coin should be the individual’s to flip once they’re mature enough to make that decision.For example, breast reduction surgery to minimize the breasts of a 15-year-old with full male genitalia, or surgical and hormonal treatment to remove one set of genitalia from a child who has both?
That in turn leads to “What is mature enough?” & the arbitrary ages imposed by society like:
1) how old is somebody before they can drive legally?
2) how old is somebody before they can purchase drugs or alcohol legally?
3) how old is somebody before they can vote legally?
4) how old is somebody before they can decide upon elective surgery for themselves legally?
5) how old is somebody before they can decide to join the military legally? Etc…
6) how old is somebody before they can sign a legal document?
-Why are the above ages attached to these decisions?