R.Kelly's daughter Jaya identifies as a "transguy" on her social media page. A transguy is a biological girl who is transitioning into life as a boy. Jaya, who calls herself Jay, dresses in boys clothing and emulates the testosterone fueled behavior of boys in her peer group.
Jay's mom, reality TV personality Andrea Kelly (Hollywood Exes), seems to be accepting of her daughter's condition. We don't know how dad R. Kelly feels since he is not a constant presence in his daughter's life.
The teenager follows in the footsteps of other celebrity kids who suffer from gender disorders, such as Cher's daughter Chaz Bono, 45, a transgender male who now dates a cross dressing man.
If Jay plans to undergo a sex change she will have a difficult time finding a doctor willing to perform the surgery.
In 1979, as chief of psychiatry at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Paul R. McHugh famously shut down the sex gender reassignment clinic at Johns Hopkins hospital. Many hospitals in America quickly followed suit and closed their sex reassignment clinics. Some of the doctors expressed relief at not being "commandeered" to perform the radical surgeries which left the patients with no sexual feelings.
In a 2004 article, Dr. McHugh explained his controversial decision.
He said he tracked down sex change patients who were contented with their surgery and that only a few regretted it. "But in every other respect," he wrote, "they were little changed in their psychological condition. They had much the same problems with relationships, work, and emotions as before. The hope that they would emerge now from their emotional difficulties to flourish psychologically had not been fulfilled."
As for the adults who came to us claiming to have discovered their “true” sexual identity and to have heard about sex-change operations, we psychiatrists have been distracted from studying the causes and natures of their mental misdirections by preparing them for surgery and for a life in the other sex. We have wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it.
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