[2015] Naomi Duncan: Transsexualism

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[2015] Naomi Duncan: Transsexualism

“[It] is a purely medical description of a person who undergoes some medical or surgical treatment to change them from the gender they were born into the gender they wish to be,” Drescher said.Transsexualism is a form of gender dysphoria, a diagnosis that can start to surface as early as the age of two and Drescher noted that parents “don’t have to look very hard to find it.” Why is it people judge gay and lesbien people but when it comes to having transgenders it bothers people?

TRANSSEXUALISM

Transsexualism is a Gender Identity Disorder in which there is a strong and on-going cross-gender identification, i.e. a desire to live and be accepted as a member of the opposite sex. There is a persistent discomfort with his or her anatomical sex and a sense of inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex. There is a wish to have hormonal treatment and surgery to make one's body as congruent as possible with one's psychological sex.

Phantom limb syndrome is a common, often painful experience after the loss of an external organ. Ramachandran (2008) found that while nearly two thirds of non-transsexual males who have a penis surgically removed experience the sensation of a phantom penis, only one third of MTF transsexuals do so after sex reassignment surgery. This study, however, overlooks the differences between an amputation, where the nerves connecting the penis and the brain are severed, and male-to-female gender reassignment surgery, where some of the penis and scrotum may be reused to create a vaginal canal, labia and a clitoris. In this case, some of the nerves connecting the new genitalia to the brain remain largely intact. Also, two-thirds of FTM transsexuals reported the sensation of a phantom penis from childhood onwards, complete with phantom erections and other phenomena.

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There isnt an effective treatment to transsexualism, but instead effective treatments are counselling, psychotherapeutic, electrolysis, and speech therapy.There is no prevention to gaining transsexualism, the people just gets the attraction of it.


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