TranssexualsTranssexualism describes the condition in which an individual identifies with a gender inconsistent or not culturally associated with their assigned sex, i.e. in which a persons assigned sex at birth conflicts with their psychological gender.Gender not associated to the gender they feel they are.Transsexualism describes the condition in which an individual identifies with a gender inconsistent or not culturally associated with their assigned sex, i.e. in which a persons assigned sex at birth conflicts with their psychological gender.
Transsexual Women• A male-to-female (MTF) transsexual woman (trans woman) is someone who was labelled male at birth but has a female gender identity, and therefore changes to live completely and permanently as a woman.• Transsexual women can be distinguished from other transgender people by the extremely strong need which transsexual women have to live completely and permanently as women in contrast to their original birth label of male.
Transsexual Men• A female-to-male (FTM) transsexual man (trans man) is someone who was labelled female at birth but has a male gender identity, and therefore transitions to live completely and permanently as a man.• Transsexual men seek to bring their physical bodies and gender expressions into better accordance with their strong gender identities so that their identities as men finally become clearly visible to their friends, families and colleagues. However, some may be restricted by their personal or social circumstances in their ability to achieve this. Transsexual men often experience significant emotional distress, usually referred to as gender dysphoria, if unable to live fully as men http://scottishtrans.org/Page/Transsexual_Wo men.aspx
Trans-phobia• Definition: Tranphobia is an irrational fear of, and/or hostility towards, people who are transgender or who otherwise transgress traditional gender norms. Because lesbians and gay men often transgress gender norms, it is often associated with homophobia.• The cause of transphobia is still a subject of research and debate, but it likely reflects the fragile nature of gender identity• People who are quietly struggling with their own gender identity, and people for whom gender identity is especially important, might be frightened--even angry--when confronted with the fragility of gender.
Trans-phobia• Transphobia refers to the fear, hatred of and prejudice against people who are transsexual or transgender• If you live with a disability, transphobia results in very particular kinds of barriers to sexual expression, which includes the way you experience and express your gender identity.
Trans Surgery Options Surgeries for Trans WomenLower Surgery – Trans womenGenital surgery is frequently regarded as anecessary step and an end-point to thejourney from living as a man to living as awoman.• this surgery is irreversible• some level of reversal surgery is possible• you can never have your functioning male genital anatomy fully restored once it has been removed• people will not behave differently towards you because you have undertaken this step
Trans Surgery Options Surgeries for Trans MenLower Surgery – Trans menAlthough chest reconstruction surgeryis almost always undertaken by transmen, many do not undergo any ‘lower’surgery at all.• Many trans men feel psychologically, as well as physically, incomplete without a phallus of masculine proportions.• You are no less of a man if you decide against having this surgery.• Some may feel unable to undertake such major surgery, or may feel it is unnecessary to do so.
• IDAHOT- International Day Against Homophobia and Trans-phobia• To raise awareness regarding violence towards transsexuals, lesbians and gays• The day was first held in 2005• Day held in more than 70 countries• Day: 17th May