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Doctor insights on: Raising Transgender Child

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What does it mean if a child is described as transgendered?

What does it mean if a child is described as transgendered?

Depends: Children who behave in a manner differently that what is typical for their gender may be called gender-variant. Some gender-variant children may be transgender or trans-sexual one day, but many are not. A child exhibiting gender-variant behavior may experience some distress about being a girl or a boy, in which case they may have gender identity disorder. ...Read more

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What is transgender?

What is transgender?

TRANS- vs CISgender: Transgender= widely used term 4 ppl whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior doesn't conform 2 "norms" assoc w/the sex 2which they were assigned @ birth. Cisgender= 4 ppl who view their gender identity, expression & behavior as consistent w/those norms. But these 2 terms don't cover the diverse ways ppl self identify in terms of gender -esp those who identify as both or neither m & f. ...Read more

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Can I join the military if I'm transgender?

Can I join the military if I'm transgender?

Military Catch-Up: Openly transgender persons havent been able 2enlist in military b/c Dept of Defense used 2 deem being trans* as disqualifying condition. It no longer does, but military has not caught up! The latest: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2014/12/01/3597846/transgender-military-technicality/ AND US Gov is now saying that NO workplace may discriminate on basis of gender identity or expression (Title VII ...Read more

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Are transgender people considered mentally ill?

Are transgender people considered mentally ill?

Only in bad old days: ... ; by those who remain uninformed. Someone who does not identify as the gender they were assigned at birth is not considered mentally ill. All major professional health organizations -incl the american medical assn, american psychological assn ; american psychiatric assn- affirm a person's right 2 identify their gender as feels true 4 them. Facebook now has over 50 ways: http://slate.Me/1bs1n3f. ...Read more

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What kind of problems can I face as a transgender?

What kind of problems can I face as a transgender?

To Be or Not to Be: ...Urseif: if the gender w/which u identify doesn't match the gender u were assigned at birth, life can b very complicated. Coming out & living ur life as ur affirmed gender can create conflicts & problems. But not coming out & not living ur life as ur affirmed gender can also create terrible conflict & inner turmoil. A 2010 survey of trans-identified people in us found 41% have attempted suicide. ...Read more

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How to ricognize if a man is a transgender operated?

How to ricognize if a man is a transgender operated?

Male to female?: Newer surgeries are done so excellently that it may be hard to tell if a woman was born a man. Those of us who work with transgender folks routinely would probably know - because we know the more subtle things to look for. Female to male genital surgeries are less commonly done - but if you have any concern, ASK your partner! ...Read more

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How do I get drugs for transgender? I'm a crossdresser.

How do I get drugs for transgender? I'm a crossdresser.

An Endocrinologist: Find a trans-competent endocrinologist. An endocrinologist working w/u would tailor hormone treatments just 4U They will likely consider 2 classes of agents: (1) agents that block production of andogens -"male" sex hormones like testosterone. One commonly used is the drug spironolactone. (2) "female" hormones -typically some mix of estrogen & progesterone. Specifics: http://bit.ly/1Cv7UXL ...Read more

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How do I know if I have gid and am truly transgender or not?

Transgender Care: There are health providers with experience caring for people who identify as transgender. You can find out if a provider is near you at wew.Glma.Com. You can review information at the ucsf transgender center of excellence website or transgendercare.Com. Going to a transgender support group can be a good place to learn more about other people's transgender experiences and issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible for transgenders to ever change their chromosones?

Is it possible for transgenders to ever change their chromosones?

Not all abt genetics: Each cell in the human body contains ~30,000 genes that carry info abt what makes U, U. Genes R arranged in strands called chromosomes. Each gene carries instructions 4 making proteins - the building blocks of tissues in body. Scientists R working on "gene therapies" 2 prevent & cure diseases. But there's no gene that determines whether U identify as male, female, neither, or both. ...Read more

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My girlfriend just told me she was transgender, how do I cope with this?

My girlfriend just told me she was transgender, how do I cope with this?

If you are having...: ...trouble wrapping your head around your girlfriend being trans*, it cld b very helpful 2 seek out info &support. From your Q, it's not clear whether your g/f affirms her gender as female, male or other. In the first case, her gender expression is female. In the second case, she wishes to transition so her gender expression is seen as male. But regardless of these specifics, info & spprt big help ...Read more

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