The 11-Year-Old Who Wanted A Sex Change

Aired on 05/12/2004 | CC tv-pg
Eleven-year-old Kayla lived for years with a secret: she believed she was a boy born in a girl's body. She grew up fighting the idea of being a girl. Confused about who or what she was, Kayla went to some counselors, who told her it was a phase. Kayla bottled up her anger until she finally told her mom, Angelina. Angelina allowed Kayla to change her name to Kaden and live as a boy, but decided that a sex-change operation would have to wait until Kaden is 18. In 2004, Kaden shared his story with Oprah.