German teenager Kim Petras who became the world's youngest transsexual after undergoing an operation at the age of just 16 says she can't wait for the summer so she can try out a whole new wardrobe of tight fitting clothes. The pop singer - born Tim - is well known in Germany for having started hormone replacement therapy as part of her gender transition by the age of Now 16, she completed Gender Reassignment Surgery in November, according to a posting on her blog. Switch: Kim Petras is currently the world's youngest transsexual after having gender reassignment surgery earlier this year at the age of
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The procedure — carried out in secret and paid for by the German health service — was authorised after psychologists confirmed that she was "without doubt a girl in a boy's body". It is the world's youngest ever full sex change operation and Kim — born Tim -had been undergoing hormone therapy since the age of The families wander from one psychiatrist to the next. Kim overcame years of taunts and bullying to achieve her dream of becoming a girl and has begun a modelling career and launched a CD. Now aged 16, she said: "I was asked if I feel like a woman now — but the truth is I have always felt like a woman — I just ended up in the wrong body. And she can't wait for the summer so she can try out a whole new wardrobe of tight fitting clothes. She said: "I had a problem because I couldn't wear skinny stuff, but now I can wear whatever I want to. I really am looking forward to going swimming like everyone else and to wearing tight jeans that show off my figure.
Transsexual children should be given puberty-blockers from the age of twelve, say controversial draft guidelines from the International Endocrine Society. Preventing early pubertal changes would give children, who express a wish to change sex, time to make a decision. The guidelines come amid news of the world's youngest person to undergo a successful sex change. Kim Petras began treatment in Germany under national health insurance with hormone replacement therapy at the age of twelve, completing it with gender reassignment surgery at the legal age of Puberty-blocking treatment for this indication has not been approved in the UK for unders, although it is offered by some clinics in Canada, Australia, Germany and the US. Some doctors believe that children do not have the emotional maturity or understanding to make such a permanent life changing decision. Also, little is known about the long term affects of puberty-blockers if patients were to change their mind about therapy.