I studied this case as presented to me in college (as a success) and then searched for more information and have followed him since then, from anonymous in Rolling Stone to public on Oprah and now his sad death. It sparked my interest in parent's rights to prevent surgery and the occurence of "merms" and "ferms" in society. That led me to research circumcision. So I've got an opinion on it all.
I am against (almost) all gender surgery on young children. I cannot see the point in conducting any type of cosmetic surgery on tiny parts that have not matured.
No reductions of clitorises that are "too big"
No castrations and gender reassignment for penises that are "too small"
No routine circumcisions
Very limited corrections of hypospadias
I think every adult should enter their sexual life with fully functioning original parts. Looks funny isn't part of function. It should be our birthright to mutilate (
) ourselves as we see fit at the age of majority. I don't have a probem with adult gender reassignment (or teen reassignment for better results) or adult circumcision or piercings or any other optional modifications.