To respond to a column, submit a comment to letters usatoday. Remain strong and allow your support system to carry you through the situation. CC Charles Cohen Jul 19, The failure of an attempt to raise David Reimer from infancy through adolescence as a girl after his genitals were accidentally mutilated is cited as disproving the theory that gender identity is determined by upbringing. My transition led to me finding myself, growing as an individual, and becoming happier and healthier, physically and mentally. Brain-based research has repeatedly shown that female-to-male transsexuals have several male-like characteristics in neuroanatomy.
Over the course of a series of sessions, your therapist will evaluate your individual situation issuing a diagnosis.
Transgender Resources Check out a list of resources for transgender people and their allies. You are not obligated to be a trans role model. However, employment discrimination against trans people is rampant and many of them are fired when they come out or are involuntarily outed at work.