I, Julez S Morbius, have returned once again to further educate you all about the world of the transsexual. Following on from yesterday's post today I am looking at a piece entitled "What can I do about this? Is there hope for me?", a piece that I found at www.transsexual.org.
- Yes, there is. Indeed, there are a multitude of options open to you, and in certain ways you can consider yourself spoilt for choices. The real issue is making certain you truly know what you want. Once you know that, I assure you that you can actually, truly achieve it....depending on a few factors which I will explain.
The classic transsexual is aware of gender conflict at a very early stage in life, usually somewhere around the age of five. The gender issue causes problems throughout life, because the transsexual cannot entirely suppress or deny the truth of their identity altogether, despite social pressure to do so. As time goes on, the agony of gender dysphoria, and a life of misery and self-denial, becomes unendurable and something must be done about it, either to correct it, or to permanently stop the suffering. For the latter group, the answer is too commonly suicide, but for the former, the answer is very standardized: hormones, followed usually by surgery.
This does not mean that the older transsexual cannot succeed in becoming a socially acceptable and ultimately comfortable member of the sex they were meant to be, but it does mean that the chances of being truly passable, attractive, and content are significantly less. This must be qualified by the direction of transformation, as Male-To-Female transsexuals suffer more at the hands of time than do Female-To-Male transsexuals.
All human fetuses start out as a quasi-female creature. The base human state is essentially a stock female form with incompletely differentiated ovaries. Both genetically male and female babies start this way, with proto-ovaries and a proto-vagina and labia.
Within short order, an influx of sex hormones switches on genes that begin to alter the stock female human form. For the genetic female, the stock form is further refined, as the proto-ovaries complete their formation, and the other sexual organs develop further as they already are. Thus is a girl constructed.
For this reason, it is mandatory that the person with gender issues take total responsibility for their own life. It is required that YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE. You must define YOURSELF, and you must do so honestly.
But in the end, I dared to take total responsibility for my own life, made a choice, and resolved to accept the consequences with honor and courage. Ultimately, that is all you can ever do.