Shelley Gender Identity Powerpoint

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Shelley Gender Identity Powerpoint

  1. 1. Michelle Bridgman Become who You Are
  2. 2. The Real Cost Gender Identity - Is there a more misunderstood topic? Michelle Bridgman Psychotherapist & Gender identity Disorder Specialist
  3. 3. A National Scandal The media seem incapable of balanced reporting when it comes to children or international athletes with gender identity or intersex issues
  4. 4. The Problem <ul><li>Home Office statistics suggest that 10,000 adults have sought help for gender identity issues with over 6,000 having received medical intervention. </li></ul><ul><li>Children often stay hidden until adulthood so the number is likely to be much higher </li></ul><ul><li>The knock on effect on friends and families is much higher with recent estimates putting the total number of people affected by gender identity issues at around 300,000 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Answer <ul><li>Children & adults alike would benefit from effective Psychotherapy to help make sense of their gender identity. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of attacking and ridiculing transgendered people, the media needs to recognise that gender identity problems are not a bizarre lifestyle choice but a compulsion which can cause great distress to individuals, families & friends </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Michelle Bridgman </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 07973508664 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: shelley@ michellebridgman .com </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www. michellebridgman .com </li></ul>

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