Transgender

Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. Transgendered is a common term in older literature; many within the transgender community now deprecate it on the basis that transgender is an adjective, not a verb. The Guardian and GLAAD also state that transgender should never be used as a noun.

About Transgender in brief

Summary TransgenderTransgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual. Transgendered is a common term in older literature; many within the transgender community now deprecate it on the basis that transgender is an adjective, not a verb. Many transgender people experience gender dysphoria, and some seek medical treatments such as hormone replacement therapy, sex reassignment surgery, or psychotherapy. In many places, they are not legally protected from discrimination. In contrast, people whose sense of identity corresponds to the sex and gender assigned to them are neither transgender nor non-gender-assigned at birth – nor are those who are neither trans nor transgender at all. The term transgender is also distinguished from intersex, a term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics \”that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies\”. In 1994, gender theorist Susan Stryker defined transgender as encompassing all identities or practices that cross over, cut across, move between, or otherwise queer socially constructed sexgender boundaries. In the 1990s, the primary terms used under the transgender umbrella were female to male and male to female. These terms have now been superseded by Trans-masculine and Trans-feminine, respectively, and the terms trans man and trans woman.

The Guardian and GLAAD also state that transgender should never be used as a noun, but e-practitioner manuals advise the adoption of transgender identity and experience as a topic of discussion. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see www.samaritans.org. For support in the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/. For confidential help in the UK, call the helpline on 0800 555 111 or visit the Samaritans on 08457 909090. For help in Australia, visit www. Samaritans.com. For UK, visit the Samaritan Online Samaritans or click here for details. In the US, visit  the National Suicide Prevention Helpline or call 1-844-856-9090. For help on suicide matters in the United States, call the National Suicide prevention Lifeline at 1-877-909090 or visit the National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 8457 9090 or http://www.sophisticationonline.org or http www samaritan online.com for help. For help in other countries, see the World Health Organization (WHO) for details on how to help people in need of support. The Worldwide Transgender Day of Remembrance and Remembrance (WDHR) is held annually in Washington, D.C.