The word puberty, as it is, has changed.
You might remember books that educated children like you about physical changes.
The instructions were straightforward.
Society's evolving, and puberty must get in line with the times.
The case in point is an instructional manual that is 150 pages long from the American Academy of Pediatrics, called You-ology: A Puberty Guide for Every Body.
According to The Daily Wire, one section describes a fictional sleepover between children.
Insecure about not having breasts, the main character tackles the subject head-on:
I put on my pajamas, and then take the time to breathe deeply. “My body will never grow breasts on its own because I'm trans,” I declare, staring towards Nancy until she looks at me. “But it's something that I have options for and that I talk with my doctor about.”
For gender identity, here's what it says:
If an infant was born with a penis, the sex that they were assigned during birth will be male. If the baby has a vulva, the sex that they were was assigned at the time of birth was female.
Now lets introduce trans and cis:
The majority of babies born with a penis tend to be a boy in the inner sense too. This is known as being gender-neutral (cis, a contraction of ‘same'). However, there are children born with a penis who develop inside to be a girl. It's known as transgender (trans is a reference to “cross” or “opposite”).
Similar to that, if a child who is born with a female vulva is raised into an adult girl, then she is cisgender. If the child grows up thinking he's an adult male and is transgender, then he's transgender.
While the book was intended for 9 to 13-year-olds, even adults aren't able to understand the scientific method.
Terry Schilling — lobbyist president of the American Principles Project — provided a negative evaluation:
“Indoctrinating youngsters into thinking that biology isn't a factor on whether they're boy or girl isn't only wrong and risky. This falsehood will be detrimental to our children and may cause them to make choices they'll regret throughout their lives.
“Only a few years ago, you would have been laughed out of the room for saying that men can have babies. Now, our national media are enthusiastically promoting doctors teaching this to children…. This is insanity.”
The guide received significant publicity by NPR. The headline read, “A New Puberty Guide for Kids Aims to Replace Anxiety with Self-Confidence.”
In an interview with author Dr. Kathryn Lowe, she explained, “We talk about how every body is different. … We try to normalize the variety of [ways] the human body goes through puberty and how there is no one right way.”
Kathryn does a waxing session on the female the erection
“There's a real need for all kids to understand about periods and erections, so we all understand each other's bodies. … I think the other big need is kids who don't fit into a gender binary. … With traditional puberty education, whether it's in schools or in books, we talk about how girls get their periods and boys get erections. But some girls – for example, transgender girls – might not get their periods. They need to understand about erections and those changes in their bodies.”
“Need” is too strong of a word, but unfortunately, some families require intervention
“These times are very scary for gender diverse youth, for sure. I'm well aware of everything that's going on that's targeting gender diverse kids in our country. … It's sad that the government has to step into our physician-patient-family relationships. We're not trying to make a political statement. We're just trying to take care of kids and their families – the cis kids, trans kids, gender diverse – everybody.”
Within the “taking care” department, she's not the only one.
To be inclusive of non-binary Parents, Hospitals Eliminate the words ‘Breastmilk” and “Father”
The Practising Midwife' Magazine Issues Transgender Issue with Bearded Birthing Parents
Hospitals are beginning to ask men if they're pregnant
Breastfeeding Academy slams “Breasts”
At one time, society was based on sex. Some individuals had vaginas and some penises, and there was nothing that could be termed “identity.” However, in recent times, sexual preferences have grown and expanded. The sex you choose to have, that could be inter-gender, or it may be neither, your sexuality can be interpreted in a myriad of ways and your personal pronouns have to be chosen.
And if you're experiencing puberty, then you might need to take care of your female erections.