The Human Health Of Transgendered People Essays

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You may think generally that coming out as ‘transgender’ is a new thing due to it recently making headlines, but that is not the case; there has been transgender reports from Ancient Egypt and Rome, they just never had the medical resources to have the sex reassignment surgery.

Transgender is defined by oxford dictionary as; ‘Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity does not correspond with the gender assigned to them at birth.’ What this means is that some people may not feel they have been born as they should have, they believe that they should have been a different gender. And why should we, as a society, stop people from believing that? Statistics show how poor the mental health of transgendered people is, for example they are 9x more likely to commit suicide than the average person. Psychologists have stated that transgenders are not neurotic or demented, they just simply don’t feel the gender they are on the outside, on the inside. Since Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce Jenner of the Kardashian family) made headlines coming out as transgender in Vanity Fair magazine there has been more about transgenders in the news and it is helping to slowly build references to transgenders to show it is okay. While transgender is still a kind of a taboo subject in our society, they are very slowly becoming more accepted, but not as much as they need it to be accepted for them to live a happy, comfortable life.

As more and more people come out as…

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