Andrew Gilligan reports:
They were some of the most private emails any mother of a nine-year-old could write. Her son, she said, had fully transitioned from girl to boy but was not coping — fighting fellow pupils, stealing from his parents and in emotional turmoil.
“I have wondered if we have done the right thing — allowing him to transition before accessing the clinic,” she wrote. “But I didn’t feel that I had a choice. He was telling me how much he hated himself and tugging at his clothes.”
In another message, a different mother recounted her trans son’s journey.
Read more on The Sunday Times (subscription or free trial required). If you can’t access it, just jump over to Daily Mail, were you can read the details of what appears to be an insider-error by Mermaids.