Essay about The Transgender Community Face Controversy

1053 Words Nov 24th, 2015 5 Pages
It is now the 21st century. A century where you would expect equality for all to exist, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. People who are part of the transgender community face controversy on a daily basis. Some are refused job opportunities, not being able to use public restrooms, and even denied health insurance coverage for certain treatments! But why? Before moving forward, what does it mean to be transgender? Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe a human being who lives differently from the gender presentation and roles that he/she was assigned to according to society. This is not to be confused with transsexual! A transsexual person is someone who wishes to live as a different gender assigned at birth by seeking medical intervention to live comfortably as that gender. Not all transgender people wish to be transsexual! This could be due to many factors, such as feeling like their lives wouldn’t improve. There are many health issues that affect transgender adolescents today, the major problem being healthcare. Often, transgender adolescents have trouble finding providers that are involved with either sex transition and/or regular health care visits. Traditionally, if they wish to have a sex change, health insurance does not cover the costs of the procedure, leaving them to find other ways to fund it or feeling “incomplete” by never undergoing the procedure. It is also common that the providers feel uncomfortable when approaching/treating a…

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