What are transexuals?

I'm glad you asked! Transexualism: Transexual is a specific branch within the transgender specter. I'll be talking about it in this post. A transexual person is neither "gay" or "a pervert" a transexual person is NOT an individual who is obsessed with the opposite gender/sex, to the... show more I'm glad you asked!

Transexualism: Transexual is a specific branch within the transgender specter. I'll be talking about it in this post.

A transexual person is neither "gay" or "a pervert" a transexual person is NOT an individual who is obsessed with the opposite gender/sex, to the point that they become one.

A transexual person to put it simply is for example a female who is born with a physical condition that makes them indistinguishable from males (and vice versa) Usually children are given an assigned gender based on the appearance of the external genetialia, which happens to be the bane of transexual people.

A transexual person may know exactly what they truly are at as young of an age as they start grasping the concept of genders/gender roles. (most likely shortly before or during pre-school)

Or the pure agonizing pain of being a prisoner in your own body may keep one from knowing until well into adulthood(although deep down they'll always know)

A transexual will pursue a physical change to their body, including hormone replacement therapy(HRT) and eventually sex reassignment surgery(although in my opinion it should be called sex correction surgery) if the transexual individual in question has not gone through puberty yet they will instead/and take hormone blocker to prevent the opposite sex puberty to take effect.
Update: However before that a transexual individual will usually 'come out' and take on the role of the correct gender before starting treatment. Both of these processes are called a "Transition" the former is a physical transition, and the later is the social transition.
Update 2: If a transexual does not get the proper treatment they need, it'll likely lead to suicide. However if a transexual individual is still ignorant of themselves suicide is less likely, but the moment they become conscience about it, they will only go downhill emotionally, and psychologically until they get the... show more If a transexual does not get the proper treatment they need, it'll likely lead to suicide. However if a transexual individual is still ignorant of themselves suicide is less likely, but the moment they become conscience about it, they will only go downhill emotionally, and psychologically until they get the proper treatment.
Update 3: Transexualism is a condition, not one you cure by trying to tell the brain that it is wrong, and the body is right(as that will do nothing but cause more suffering, and possibly psychologically kill the individual in question.) Instead the proper way to treat transexualism is through the transitions social, and... show more Transexualism is a condition, not one you cure by trying to tell the brain that it is wrong, and the body is right(as that will do nothing but cause more suffering, and possibly psychologically kill the individual in question.) Instead the proper way to treat transexualism is through the transitions social, and physical(also called medical).
Update 4: A social transition can happen quite literally over night but a medical(physical) one cannot be. Its a slow process which requires multiple things to eventually get on hormones (estrogen for trans-women, and testosterone for trans-men) which requires a lot of complicated things ultimately they need to get a doctor... show more A social transition can happen quite literally over night but a medical(physical) one cannot be. Its a slow process which requires multiple things to eventually get on hormones (estrogen for trans-women, and testosterone for trans-men) which requires a lot of complicated things ultimately they need to get a doctor to write a prescription for them for the hormones which they'll likely end up taking for the rest of their life.
Update 5: Then the surgery(sex reassignment surgery) most reliable surgeons require a minimum of 1 year on HRT(hormone replacement therapy) before they will consider doing it. to add to this there isn't a whole lot of surgeons who specialize in this kind of surgery.
Update 6: Even after surgery a transexual person(especially a trans-women, and extra especially a trans women of color) will get a lot of grief over being born in the wrong body, after all the emotional, psychological pain they have to go through and in the end they still get a lot of hate from other humans.
Update 7: Sadly a lot of transphobia/ignorance appears in the public media, including TV, Movies etc.

There is a lot of transphobia in the world, and believe it or not this is actually connected strongly to homophobia.
Update 8: To put it shortly, People have a certain expectations (Traditionally) for gender roles. Women are born with a vagina, wear feminine clothes, date/marry men, and have children they are also over emotional. Men are born with a penis, wear masculine clothes, date/marry women, are stern-hard-emotionless.
Update 9: Because of this anything that deters from that to something as small as a man liking another man, to as big as a man(in their eyes) giving up his masculinity and becoming a women is to put it as simple as possible outrageous(blasphemous to some). This hate actually comes down from ancient humans they had a lot to... show more Because of this anything that deters from that to something as small as a man liking another man, to as big as a man(in their eyes) giving up his masculinity and becoming a women is to put it as simple as possible outrageous(blasphemous to some).

This hate actually comes down from ancient humans they had a lot to be afraid of. anything that was different, or unknown was likely trouble.
Update 10: Modernly its mostly useless for us however what it does do is cause people to fear what they don't understand, or anything different, which turns to frustration, which turns to anger, which turns to hatred. Most of the time they don't care to be informed, and even if they are it will not change their minds. show more Modernly its mostly useless for us however what it does do is cause people to fear what they don't understand, or anything different, which turns to frustration, which turns to anger, which turns to hatred.

Most of the time they don't care to be informed, and even if they are it will not change their minds.
Update 11: But sometimes people are victims of just plain innocent ignorance which is why people who aren't ignorant(at least in one subject, for example even if you started reading this having not much idea of what a transexual was, now you do) need to spread the knowledge around, ignorance may not have ill-intent but it... show more But sometimes people are victims of just plain innocent ignorance which is why people who aren't ignorant(at least in one subject, for example even if you started reading this having not much idea of what a transexual was, now you do) need to spread the knowledge around, ignorance may not have ill-intent but it hurts just as badly.
Update 12: Thanks for coming to my TED talks. Hopefully you leave this page knowing more then you did before!
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