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Why are people transgendered? Do they choose to be unhappy as they are and decide to change?

AUM - 2009-12-21 09:47:38 - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered

I honestly cannot find plastic surgery to be right. Cross dressing is fine. Transgenderedism always irks me a bit. I am not a hateful person at all. I just do not understand at all why people take hormones to change their biology. It seems wrong to me. I would like to hear transgendered people's stance or anyone elses opinions.


Best Answer:

First you have to understand what "transgender" means: “Transgender” is an umbrella term that covers many diverse groups that have little or nothing to do with each other. Many people assume it refers just to transsexual people, but they are wrong. Transsexual people only represent a small fraction of those who are considered “transgender”. And for the record a transsexual person is someone who was born with a brain-body mismatch, literally a female brain in a male body or vice-versa. It is a naturally occurring birth condition. Through the process of TRANSITION transsexual people change their bodies to match the true inner gender and assume a gender appropriate role in society. Also one does not “become” transsexual; as I said we are BORN that way. “Transgender” refers to anyone who varies from the societal norms for their gender as assigned at birth. Other than transsexual people other groups under the transgender umbrella include: Cross-dressers (obsolete term was “transvestite”) Drag queens Drag kings Androgynes Genderqueer Genderf*ck A-gender Bi-gender Two-spirit And more. Transsexualism is a naturally occurring birth condition. And like any other birth condition we have the right to fix ours. You can read a summary of the scientific facts here: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/TS.html#anchor107763 Hope this helps.

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Jessa M - 2009-12-21 09:50:50
Actually, that is none of your business. I am sure they don't care if it bothers you. Trust me.

Green. - 2009-12-21 09:53:48
Its a psychological thing, I personally don't find anything wrong with it. We are all humans, and we have the right to do whatever makes us happy! (:

Emily - 2009-12-21 09:54:14
It's one of those things where, you could never possibly understand unless you were put in the situation. It's what they want. And if it makes them happy, then it shouldn't bother you. I have a friend who's transgendered. And she wanted to be a guy. And so far, being a guy has made her really happy. If she's happy with who she is, I'm happy with who she is. No offense, but you will get a lot of hate messages for this question. I recommend you don't talk about something unless you've either been through it, are currently going through it, or have experienced anything even close to it. Best of luck, Emily. (:

Tech Jacket. - 2009-12-21 09:54:41
I don't think anyone chooses to be unhappy. They have people like you laying judgment upon them and that makes them unhappy. They truly feel they are a different gender and want to express what they are on the inside on their outer appearance. It's their lives and their choice.

♀♀ Devilishly Divine ♥ - 2009-12-21 09:55:03
You are full of hate and ignorance. It's always been my belief that these people aren't really "changing" themselves as such, they're born with a body that doesn't match the gender they feel they are inside and seek surgery to alter their physical body to match their mental gender, as well as taking hormones to enhance their physical appearance. I'd appreciate being corrected if I'm wrong, there's plenty of people here who know much more than I do.

Dee - 2009-12-21 09:56:01
What seems wrong to me is people who live their entire life wishing they were another gender, simply because people like you judge them because it makes you uncomfortable.

AverageJoe - 2009-12-21 09:56:58
No I don't think you or I could possibly understand what it's like to wake up every day and look in the mirror and stare at a stranger. People are transgendered because they have what is known as GID= gender identity disorder. It is an actual situation where one is born physically one gender but mentally are the opposite. It's no more a choice than one's sexuality. Some are fortunate/brave enough to undergo the necessary procedures to fix their situation. Others are simply left with the body and mind they were given and are in every day of their lives in constant battle with one another. Does that sound like something you could relate to?

Charles - 2009-12-21 09:58:36
I don't honestly think anyone in their right mind would choose to be unhappy. Transsexual people really want to be *happy* so they choose to express themselves outwardly as they are inwardly. The lucky ones are able to afford corrective surgery.

Midgyt. - 2009-12-21 10:13:08
It really is one of those things where you can't understand unless you were one of those people .

Eric B - 2009-12-21 12:30:23
Think of it like this, we all have our internal body map. It tells us where we are and what we should be. With transsexuals, this map is of the opposite sex. Their brain tells them they should have a vagina where there is a penis (or the other way around). This in an intense miss-match, especially because that one organ defines who we are in this society. For decades doctors tried everything other than surgery and cross-sex hormones. Electroshock, negative reinforcement (essentially torture), increasing same-sex hormones, psychoanalysis, and nothing worked. They tried every single psychological tool they had as well as various medical tools. Nothing worked. The patients kept committing suicide, they couldn't handle life as the sex they were born as. Finally, somebody decided to try transition. It worked. And it has an amazing success rate. And we've now been discovering that there is actually a neurological difference. It's in the BSTc region of the hypothalamus. There's an area that is distinctly different between men and women, it plays a major role in gender identity. But, for transsexuals, it looks exactly like the opposite sex. Their brains simply don't match their bodies. The hormones and the surgery, it's done so that their bodies match their brains. Oh, and in the future, trusting your gut to know what is right and wrong is a horrible way to do it. People trust their gut to believe that homosexuality is wrong. People trust their gut to know that interracial couples are wrong. People trust their gut to know that women who are raped asked for it. We have to learn about a situation to make a judgment. I am a scientist, what we do when we don't have information is to make absolutely no judgment. If I don't know about something, I simply don't have an opinion. I can't have one, there's no way I would know if it is accurate. I just take that way of thinking from the lab and use it to figure out what I should think about other issues. After all, it's certainly successful there.

Muniyra - 2009-12-21 15:32:33
hey i know this isnt part of your question but ! on the answers u gave me for the test i had got 5 wrong and a 75% :(

Leah - 2009-12-21 17:57:57
First you have to understand what "transgender" means: “Transgender” is an umbrella term that covers many diverse groups that have little or nothing to do with each other. Many people assume it refers just to transsexual people, but they are wrong. Transsexual people only represent a small fraction of those who are considered “transgender”. And for the record a transsexual person is someone who was born with a brain-body mismatch, literally a female brain in a male body or vice-versa. It is a naturally occurring birth condition. Through the process of TRANSITION transsexual people change their bodies to match the true inner gender and assume a gender appropriate role in society. Also one does not “become” transsexual; as I said we are BORN that way. “Transgender” refers to anyone who varies from the societal norms for their gender as assigned at birth. Other than transsexual people other groups under the transgender umbrella include: Cross-dressers (obsolete term was “transvestite”) Drag queens Drag kings Androgynes Genderqueer Genderf*ck A-gender Bi-gender Two-spirit And more. Transsexualism is a naturally occurring birth condition. And like any other birth condition we have the right to fix ours. You can read a summary of the scientific facts here: http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/TS.html#anchor107763 Hope this helps.




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