A teenage boy who dressed in girls’ clothes and used a different name has spoken out about returning to living in his birth sex. In an interview with an Australian TV show, Patrick Mitchell, who had believed he was a ‘girl trapped in a boy’s body’, opened up about his experience. Patrick was diagnosed with gender dysphoria aged 12, after saying he was unhappy with his male body. His mother Alison said doctors “were wrong to pigeonhole him so quickly”. “I think they should have said ‘here we have a child who does have gender dysphoria and he’s going through a period of transition where he needs to work out exactly how he feels’”, she added. Alison decided to give him puberty blockers, before allowing him to take her own oestrogen hormones. “We were wanting to fuse his bone growth so that we could reduce his height a little bit”, she said.