Prospective 8-year-old trans-girl who is awaiting doctor's appointment to change his gender, attempted to cut off 'her' penis at 3 and now wears female clothes to school

A 25-year-old mum who now uses "she" and "her" pronouns for her prospective trans-daughter who is awaiting a doctor's appointment to change his gender, has narrated how he tried to cut off his penis at the age of 3.

Jess Bratton said the shocking incident happened five years ago and made her realise how her doll-loving son Logan wasn't going through an experimental phase, but instead identified as a female and was trying to be his true self.

Revealing that her son, Logan had always had an interest in girls' clothes and make up, and had always been keen to see how her and his younger sister dressed, the mother of two further disclosed that after seeing him trying to cut off his penis with some scissors, she decided to look into the possibility that her child was trans.

Jess said;

“I was in the kitchen making dinner, with my back to Logan’s bedroom door. She was chattering away to her dolls but suddenly went silent.

“I shouted her name and got no response, so seconds later I went into her room and caught her sitting on the bed with her trousers down, holding a pair of scissors to her bits.

“I gasped loudly, which made her jump, and quickly took the scissors off her.

"Then I just held her in my arms and we both cried.

"Afterwards I explained that cutting herself would really hurt and that because she wanted to do something so drastic, we would have to talk to a doctor.

“That day made me realise the severity of the situation. It wasn’t just a phase; my little boy really did want to be a girl.”

The mum also revealed that she couldn’t bear to see Logan unhappy and knew things would have to change.

She approached her family GP in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, to explain the scissors episode and that Logan no longer wanted to wear boys’ clothes. The doctor suggested that Logan’s yearning to be a girl could still be a phase, but said he was too young for counselling.

Jess added;

“My GP said there wasn’t really anything we could do but requested I keep a close eye on Logan in the meantime.

“Before this, I had tried to encourage Logan to dress in boys’ clothing and play with boys’ toys, but after the scare I decided to welcome her wish to change."

Not long before the incident, Jess had given birth to her youngest child Lylah, now six, with Logan doting on his little sister from the start.

Logan soon began wearing more cropped tops and dresses, rather than the boys' clothes she had been dressed in before.

Jess who is a healthcare assistant for residents with mental health and dementia, said;Latest Post