Stuff co.nz 24 July 2016Family First Comment: The first sentence sums up the confusion, and the rejection of natural law. “When she was 15, a girl deposited her sperm at an Auckland fertility clinic.” Really?When she was 15, a girl deposited her sperm at an Auckland fertility clinic. It was somewhat impersonal and medical, but the staff were kind and she didn’t feel judged. The sample was taken away and frozen, in case she needs it again.Now she’s 16. She’s into her image, and clothes, and going out with her friends. She doesn’t often think about that sample, left in a freezing unit in Greenlane. Like most teenagers, she doesn’t give much thought to the idea of having children.But this girl is transgender. She is taking hormones to help her live as a female, and if she doesn’t think about fertility now, the opportunity to have genetic children may be left behind with her memories of life in a male body.She heard about the option to preserve her sperm in her first session with nurse practitioner Mo Harte. The girl was there with her mother, discussing transition options with Harte. “Transitioning” is the process of becoming recognised as transgender and living as a gender other than that which was assigned at birth.She had other things on her mind, but presented with the options, she found it empowering to be have the opportunity to have genetic children one day in the future.READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/82198829/transgender-children-plan-for-their-future-by-preserving-their-fertilityKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
BACOLOD City – A man was found dead in asugarcane field in Barangay Burgos, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. Besa’s lifeless body was found by JohnPaul Carabaña when he passed by at the said place around 11 a.m. on March 1, apolice report showed. Besa’s body was brought to the CadizCity Emergency Clinic for a “post-mortem” examination./PN BY CYRUS GARDE AND MAE SINGUAY According to the victim’s father Roberto,his son sleeps anywhere whenever drunk and he has no enemy in the place. The cause of his death was notimmediately established. Police identified him as 47-year-oldresident Jovy Besa. read more