Challenges of Being Transgender
Being a transgender, you face discrimination, unacceptance, bullying, and many other disadvantages that come along with it. According to dictionary. com the word transgender means noting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond to that person’s biological sex assigned at birth. The word “transgender” has replaced the older term “transsexual” which is now considered an outdated term/word. As a transgender you must be strong. Some kind of support is needed. There are many side effects that occur when starting hormones that one must be aware of. For instance, acne is a big one. Because hormones may lead to oily skin, your skin becomes prone to developing acne. To help with this problem, one must see their doctor in order to figure out a method to stopping this.
According to Simons et al. dysphoria is dissatisfaction, anxiety, and restlessness; with gender dysphoria the discomfort with one’s male or female body and parts can become so intense that it interferes with everyday life in school, work, and or during any social activity. One who is transitioning may experience gender dysphoria, when they are extremely serious about transitioning and haven’t begun yet or when they have started the transition but can’t afford the surgeries that immediately show the transition. The process to becoming a transgendered person is a long one that one must be ready for One must be ready for the changes that comes with being transgendered as they some are permanent. According to ovc. After 2 years of transitioning, he decided that he did not want to be a female anymore and began to detransition.
The only problem with this is the fact that without surgery, he is stuck with breast and softer “female” like features. Also, one must think of the mistakes that people may make when addressing and confronting them. It is very easy especially for a peer that has known you for many years to make a mistake in calling you the proper pronoun and referring to you as the correct gender. Being an ally of a transgender, it is important to know what to and not to do and say around one who is trans to avoid insulting and isolating them. Discrimination comes in many different ways especially for a trans-person. Research by Ho, Jeffrey et al. contained that trans-genders were fighting discrimination everywhere.
In the workplace, schools, housing, and public places. Public places including restrooms, restaurants etc. On October 6th, 2017, the Justice Department released a sweeping “license to discriminate” allowing federal agencies, government contractors, government grantees, and even private businesses to engage in illegal discrimination, if they can cite religious reasons for doing so. TNCTE). These are a few of the many discriminations that the Transgendered community must face on a daily basis. The ACLU fights to protect the rights and safety of transgendered people as well as the parents of transgendered civilians. Thankfully we have groups and organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union there to help increase the safety and protection of the community. “When You Don't Feel At Home With Your Gender.
”) also states that getting a job and keeping a job is extremely difficult for the trans community. It tells us that 33 of the 50 states have no state-level gender identity protection. This makes it possible and legal for companies to fire trans-employees for being transgender. Close to half of the transgender population have reported being fired for being trans as we as denied employment, and promotion. This made it extremely close to impossible for them to seek medical treatment, especially the treatment needed to transition. There are many factors that one must consider when it comes to becoming/being transgender. These factors as I said before include, the transition process, knowing that the changes made to the body during the transition are permanent, facing discrimination and hate, and many more.
Although there may be safe places in the world for the community, being out in society is a completely different experience. No, its not easy being a transgender but it feels extremely good to have your body match your gender identity. D'Augelli. Transgender youth and life‐threatening behaviors. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior 37. Ho, Jeffrey D. et al. TheHubEdu. “When You Don't Feel At Home With Your Gender. ” TheHubEdu. com, secure. thehubedu.
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