Fresh Controversy Surrounds 8-Year-Old’s Gender Identification – by Kilian Melloy – EDGE Staff Reporter

Josie Romero thinks of herself as a little girl, and exhibits the gender traits typically associated with girls. But her physical anatomy is that of a boy.

Such a dichotomy between body and mind is not unusual for transgendered people. Indeed, many transgendered adults say that they have early memories of feeling that they were in the wrong body; in such cases, the feelings aren’t transient and do not proceed from instances in which children might play dress up or pretend to belong to the other gender.