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What is transgender?
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Gender identity
Self-identification as woman, man, neither or both when it does not match one's physical/genetic sex.
It does not imply any specific sexual orientation.

In brief: Gender identity
Self-identification as woman, man, neither or both when it does not match one's physical/genetic sex.
It does not imply any specific sexual orientation.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sex-change
Some people for whatever reason greatly dislike their biologic sex and want to belong to the other. This fairly common, it isn't a choice, and attempts by scientists to understand this have suggested this is hard-wired into the brain.
A person may try hormone therapy and living as a member of the desired gender and then undergoing surgery to alter the body.

In brief: Sex-change
Some people for whatever reason greatly dislike their biologic sex and want to belong to the other. This fairly common, it isn't a choice, and attempts by scientists to understand this have suggested this is hard-wired into the brain.
A person may try hormone therapy and living as a member of the desired gender and then undergoing surgery to alter the body.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
In brief: A simple answer...
Transgender individuals hold a deep understanding of themselves as being the other gender - or experiencing a 'fluidity' between male and female.
Trans individuals may take hormones, receive gender affiming surgery - and generally 'correct' their situation to the degree desired. Transgender folks live heathy, productive lives. Amazing what can happen when a person's hormones are right for them!

In brief: A simple answer...
Transgender individuals hold a deep understanding of themselves as being the other gender - or experiencing a 'fluidity' between male and female.
Trans individuals may take hormones, receive gender affiming surgery - and generally 'correct' their situation to the degree desired. Transgender folks live heathy, productive lives. Amazing what can happen when a person's hormones are right for them!
Dr. Linda Gromko
Dr. Linda Gromko
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