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    • February 12, 2017 6:48 AM GMT
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      What is important to transgenderpersons?

      Hello, please read this as this is meant to be helpful to transgendercommunity. I study psychology at university and in my bachelorproject I want to write about transsexuality, as I think it is an area I might want to work with when i finish university as i believe the system has a lot to learn to provide proper help and care for transgender persons in need. It is important to me, to work with something that is important to YOU. 
      What are important issues to transgenderpersons?
      What should cisgenderpersons know about being a transperson?
      Is there something you wish you had more help with when you discovered that your biological gender didn't agree with your genderidentity, or when you started "changing?"
      Is there something you wish there were more scientific research about concerning transgender persons?
      Anything! 

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      There are many biological studies carried out on tran people, giving logical reasons, for being transgendered.  

      http://gendersociety.com/forums/topic/7790/synopsis-of-the-etiology-of-gender

       

      We get a lot of people coming to GS to study us, to be honest most of them give up, it gets too complicated and peple can't be arsed, seems we are ''a good and unusual topic' to specialise in.   People threaten to keep us updated on their work, never do.

      Just because someone does not have an as yet proven biological condition does, not mean they are not transgendred, research over the last 50 years is still in it's infancy, advances and the use of technology are resulting in new dicoveries daily,    I wrote my first thesis on my own condition when I was 16.

      Bilogical gender and pysical gender are a misnomer.    One should probably use the terms birth registered gender and perceived gender, one does not have to have a proven bilogical cause for Gender Identity disorders.   The same goes for some people with biological defects that should appear to affect them do not have gender disorders.

       

      If you are honestly  interested, empathy and understanding is required.   If you need any help, let me know.

      This post was edited by Cristine, Shye BL at February 12, 2017 2:45 PM GMT
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      Being from The United States my #1 wish is for universal Mental Health Care and General Health Care related to transgender needs. Unfortunately we have a dismal system when it comes to our health care system for even the general population let alone dealing with the specifics of transgender people(Hormones, breast exams, blood tests, ect). #2 would be Job Placement help for us. #3 would be Housing nondiscrimination and equality departments. Believe it or not in many states here it is still legal to refuse housing and jobs to Trans people for the mere fact of who they are. Because of this many trans men and trans women who pass stay in stealth once they get the proper name and ID changes needed. The ones who do not pass though don't have that luxery unfortunately. It makes it very hard to be successful. I'd also like to see more support groups. In my area (Washington DC) besides some small LGBTQ places (which do GREAT for what they have)but besides those there is no where else to turn. I did find a meeting place for trans locally but it was at a church and Christian sermons were mixed in too.. .. a little bit of a putoff for those agnostics or of other faiths.

       

      The science is out there and should be referenced to. It is diverse and not universally agreed upon. There are many different theories and individual stories out there. Basically.. it is vital to me to have some free/low cost/ sliding pay scale for resources that deal with all of the above I listed. Trans people are disportionally poor, mentally challenged due to societies stigmas, homeless, forced into the sex industry, addicted, suicidal, incareated.. you name it and we are shown to be very vulnerable.

      All the doom and gloom aside.. I am encouraged that education of Trans issues overall in our country for the general population is growing. The backlash from the bigots unable to accept this is showing its ugly face more than ever though.

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      One of he problems that I have noted is that much of the research seems to be on bullying and social acceptance.  I was interested to note that nobody actually asked teh serious questions about, for example, is there a difference between how a transgender female studies and how a natal female studies.  Is there a difference?  But again, by concentrating on just the trans data, many people are not actually looking for viable data spikes, but are simply labeling people as different and trying to find out what makes them different.

       

      I am rambling and yes I have my own study going on, but I feel that as soon as you ask somebody about being transgender you will corrupt your data, since you run the risk of being told what they think is a good answer to re-enforce their trans status.  The act of observation changing the nature of the thing being observed.  Pass.

       

      Anway, to answer the question.  From my own observations, it appears that trans people want to get on with their lives in their true gender.  But people get confused with sex and gender which makes it harder to live the life desired.

       

      ;)

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      I should imagine that in todays liberated society, ''sex'' is not so important as to the person you have empathy with perhaps fall in love with, this is particularly important for transgendered people.   I admit I despair of some researchers, that come here, they have preconceived ideas, don't bother to read up on studies, based on fact that transgender people have done themselves, fact not favourably biased made up drivel that quantify the feelings they have, to ratify their existence.    Do you know what heteronormativity is?    I am always willing to share the things I have learned, how I evolved and leads to factual evidence, written by more capable people than myself.   For rubbish, read Michal Baileys book, 'The man who would be Queen'' one realy has to be familiar with the drivel and uninformed to differentiate between reality and the crap that some ignoramus write.

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      Hi Cristine,

       

      Yeah, I have tried to leave the pre-concieved at the door.  I have found a lot of biggotry, even from the academic sector where trans people are concerned.  Many of my co-workers use terms like "IT" and thing to descibe a fellow human.  Grrrrr.  Sorry, another rant.

       

      By the way, my study is primarily about the preference for portfolio vs traditional exams and the general preference/success.  So it is not really about transgender, but more about separating transgeder responses from traditional m/f data and seeing if there is a data spike.  So not a COGIATI type of test, which I tend to view as a poor teen mag pop quiz.  However, thats my feelings.

       

      I should also perhaps confess that my interest is not purely accademic and that I have some things that I want answers to about myself.  So if I start asking questions that appear off topic, bear with me.

       

      ;)

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      As far as education and studies go, I never wanted to be an engineer, fireman, but never wanted to be a nany or a nurse, I did quite well at school, but never had a desire for a particular career, I left school at 16 went into book keeping, was conveniant, I could work from home, never liked it, progressed and became an accountant, never registered, quite happy to do my own thing, went of to Germany at 18 to work in a trans club in Hamburg, came home after six years after having surgery, started up my own practice, got involved over the years with this site and got into law, the rights of trans people regarding the gender recognition Act and the EHRC, eventually getting  a law degree.   I don't understand the difference or the point you are trying to get to, people become students, trying to achieve a goal, regardless of how they approach it, transgender or not I don't think that comes into it, there is either a basic instinct to learn or some people through neccesity just take up the most rewarding employment they can get from a monetary aspect, some others are just wasters and scivers, envious of those that have worked hard to achieve something, be it material possesions or status, apart from the male female discrimination I don't think being a trans persons ambition or way of learning is different to any 'normal' persons,   of course bigotry and transphobia can impact on the persons life during the learning and their advancement and acceptance in any career the choose.

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      Anther one,    The originator of this thread,    Why do they not post their Q & A on this site,   they can't be that interested,    This site is one of the most lucrative sites regarding tran's issues of all kinds, for information, understanding and emapthy,   pisses me off the amount of people that join the 'museum'' of the unusual, for their so called studies and iniatives.

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      I must admit that when I first came onto the site, it was under the accademic banner.  Oh yeah, I must post more links to my questionnaire.  However, because of where I work, there are people who I do not want knowing that I am using this site.  An example was one PO who was approached by a Somalie drug dealer.  He passed her a piece of paper with her daughters school, the childrens names and her mobile phone number.  She hit the green button very quickly.  So a bit of a smoke screen seemed to make sense.

       

      Anyway, I am glad that I made contact.  I like reading the posts and the people here seem nice.  I have my own questions and am working on it.  But yeah.  Why do people just post a single post here, proclaiming interest and then don't follow it up.  Pffft.  So yeah, I knnow what you mean Cristine.  But some of us want our own answers and will dip our toe in gradually.

       

      Alice

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      Alice it's nice to see you engaging, realy appreciate it.   I was as you understood, talking about the ones that join, make one post for their own gain, then never bother to come back.   I have spent most of my life learning, researching trans issues, from a medical and legal point. mostly I needed a told you so answer, for the rubbish life I endured as a young child.   I am always willing to exchange ideas, put forward information, for those truly interested and willing to learn something.  Pwehaps I will learn something new as well.

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      Yeah, rubbish childhood I understand.  I definately get the need to help others and share info and perhaps thats what the rubbish start gives you.  I don't know.  But I feel sorry for people who are so wrapped up in themselves that they never question their certainties or try to help other people.  One of the many things I don't understand about humanity, or at least some sections of it.  So yeah, I like to contribute.  

       

      Alice

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