Monday, August 31, 2009
The Hermaphrodite: Natasha or Jon
There's a documentary floating around the U.K. about a boy name Jon. For 15 years, Jon was raised as a girl name "Natasha".
At the age of five year old, Natasha always felt like a boy and reveals that she could never identity as a female.
At 16, Jon has reached "puberty" and his body has begun to change into a male. His mother is claiming that she knew nothing about her child's gender identity disorder. Together, they agreed to embark on a transition for "Natasha" to become a male and to have this entire process televised.
Doctors are confirming that Jon has been diagnosed with a intersex condition called , "gender dysphoria". This condition affects over 100 British children every year.
Jon and Luisa will spend the first three months of his transition undergoing testosterone treatments that will push his female body into male puberty.
The title of the documentary is called, "The Boy Who Was Born a Girl" and it's produced and directed by Moon and executive produced by John Geraint.
The first cut of this documentary will air in the U.K. on Friday 4 September @ 8pm on Channel 4.
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