Transgenderas “Wrong Body”
Transgenderas “Wrong Body”
Inthe recent years, people who are transgender have been considered bythe public to be congruent. To many people in the society, theyconsider them to be have the “wrong body” while there are someclue as to where this form of body originated from. Contrary to theassertions, researchers have found out that it is possible toconfigure the wrong body (Carroll, 2010). In most of Foucault’swritings, he embraces transgression. The image of wrong body alwaysconveys to people who have never experienced the dissonance oftransgender towards their physical lives.
Transgenderpeople have always thought that they were born with “wrong body”and as a result, some people have always gone ahead to take hormonesin order to have the identity that they want (Serano, 2009). Thispaper discusses the background of transgender people, the challengesthey face in society, and the possible solutions for their problems.
Accordingto National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, transgender meanseveryone that cuts across dressers and female impersonators totranssexuals who always change their sex from female to male or viceversa. In the past, the only transgender that has been acceptedwithin the community are gays (Brilll & Pepper, 2008).
Society’sview of transgender
Inmost cases, they have always faced rejection from society, familiesand churches that are not always comfortable with someone wanting tochange his or her identity to look like the opposite sex (Levi &Monnin-Browder, 2012).
Howto tell one is a transgender
Itis always difficult for one to know that he is transgender in thatthere are different stages when one can ideally know that he is one.To some, they realize that they are transgender at an early age.Others realize it at puberty while some at later stage of theirlives. There are also those people who have decided to have the“wrong body” by having surgery or taking hormones. They havealways struggled to be understood within the society, which has neverbeen the case (Carroll, 2010).
Tosome professionals, a psychological disorder needs gender help. Thewrong body as it is considered can make them have unique medicalproblems. In trying to be the opposite sex that they were not men tobe, they usually buy hormones without knowing the consequence thatcomes with it after intake (Currah et al., 2006).
Solutionsand Medical help
Forone to have “right body”, research has been done that shows thatit can be treated at an early age. It aims at making people to livetheir preferred gender identity. To the teens, drugs can beprescribed to them that help suppress hormones that are naturallyproduced by the body. For example, hormone replacement therapy fortrans men usually induce beard and masculine development, voice Aftersixteen years, they can be given cross sex hormone that are partiallyreversible (Girshick, 2008). Surgical process may includemasculinizing the chest and genitals and also removing ovaries andfallopian tubes. Most medical care professionals have alsorecommended counseling as one of the treatment therapy that can beadministered to transgender for them to recognize their identity(Enke, 2012).
Inconclusion, transgender is a problem that has been growing the pastcausing distress to the victims as they are usually discriminated byreligious groups and family members. Because of this discrimination,they have always hidden their identity by trying to behave normally.The psychologist advises that they are people who can be help byseeking for counseling so that they know their correct identity.
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