Aged 8 and Wanting a Sex Change is an honest and powerful documentary which follows a number of children in the United States who believe they are the wrong gender. Eight year-old Josie was born a boy but has been living as a girl for two years since revealing the full extent of his feelings about his identity to his mother. Kyla is also eight. He was born a boy but loves anything pink and sparkly, has grown his hair and is preparing to return to school after summer dressed as a girl for the first time.
They have both been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID). In the United States, children under 16 can be prescribed hormone 'blockers' to prevent the onset of puberty and prepare treatment to become their new gender. 16 year-old Chris, who was born a girl, started testosterone treatment at 14. He now has a deep voice, plentiful body hair and shaves regularly. These children and their parents reveal the emotional, life-changing journey that they face everyday, giving an eye-opening insight into a subject most people never have to consider.... Read more.