Steven, Your story above reminded me of a similar case that surfaced in a junior school a few hundred yards from me. All the staff at the school have been told that after the holidays a little boy will be returning as a little girl and must be treated as such.
In this country an adult is not seen as such until he/she/it is 16 or 18, that is the age that such a life changing thing should be entertained, if at all ! A child has no right to make such a choice when their world/life overview is not as complete as it would be with more years under the belt/
I can hear the SJWs saying 'but that would be many more years under the belt of misery', but regrets voiced are not unusual in the sex change community. I am reminded of the child antiques dealer that had made his first million by his teens. He was quite a strange person but was held up as a wonder by the media. Later the same lad had resurfaced as a woman, a woman that had had the full works with all the surgery required.
Again the media had a field day holding this pseudo-woman as a credit for gender realisation, the person was then subject to the void of non-stories thereafter. Perusing the TV news some years later I came upon a short news story whereby the news presenter said the child entrepreneur and sex-change role model had committed suicide, I believe that it was briefly mentioned that his/her/its choice of gender change may have had some bearing on his/her/its choice to commit suicide.
I've heard politicos say 1 knife crime murder is 1 to many, is not one sex change that prompts the later choice of suicide one sex change to many and therefore should it not be seen as a potential hazard in its surgical implementation ! To put it in shorter terms, if it's born with an undercarriage then it's an airplane !