John finally received his operation in 2016 followed by a second procedure in 2017.

‘I feel the sense that  I haven’t gone through all this just to let people push me around and tell me what to do.

‘It’s taken me a long time to get to where I am. When you initially transition you’re focused on looking the part but once you get past that you start to be a little more reflective.

‘I’m quite happy to just let people lump it nowadays and be happy with who I am.’

Council responds

Janice Spencer, interim director of Children’s Services at Lincolnshire County Council, told the local paper: ‘We can’t discuss details of individual cases.

‘We can confirm that any referrals into children’s services, including cases like these, are considered carefully and objectively and assessed according to need.”

*John’s name has been changed to protect his identity.

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