posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 09:50 AM
The word is TRANSGENDERED...transsexual is a misnomer, and is connotative of something sexual or perverted. The word "trans sexual" was an invention
out of the shock porno industry.
Your brother is reaching out to his/her family at a critical point in his/HER life.
First; your "brother" will have to seek out, and be treated by a qualified therapist that is certified to deal with people who are suffering from
This is a real condition, and isn't some imaginary condition that anyone would choose for themselves...people are born this way.
Cross dressing individuals are not the same thing as some one who is transgendered.
Gender identity is in the head, not between the legs. Understand that right now. OK!
Also, a trans gendered individual isn't necessarily GAY! If she is still attracted to females after successfully transitioning, then she will be
classed as homosexual. If she is attracted to males, then she'll be heterosexual. If she likes both, then she'll be Bisexual...
Your family member will most likely be tested and bear out that his/HER mental gender identity is that of a female. Secondly, she could have a
chromosomal profile done, and she could very well have multiple X markers, instead of just XY...she could be XXY...( which is more rare )
The younger an individual can recognize and then properly deal with this condition, the better. It is a much harder and a problem fraught baptism by
fire, if the individual is 35,45, 55 years old etc.
Once he/SHE has been verified as suffering from gender dysphoria, she will then be started on a HRT program. Hormone Replacement Therapy will help her
become who she is in her head and heart.
SRS or Sex Reassignment Surgery, is the finale' that aligns ones inner self with the physical self. NO ONE WOULD CHOOSE TO HAVE THEIR GENITALIA
REMOVED AND RECONSTRUCTED INTO SOMETHING OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY WERE BORN WITH, FOR THE HELL OF IT!
Your family needs to rally for her, and support her as she transitions into a female being.
She is going to deal with a whole new Puberty and range of emotions...so expect a newly emerging teenage girl in the family for a few years, until she
matures. If she is allowed to become the person she truly is, you'll be amazed at how happy and satisfied with life she'll be after she is finally
living as who she was meant to be.
If you have confusion or questions about this situation, there are many good web sites that deal with it. Or, you could talk to her therapist at some
Love her, support her, and defend her...she is going to need it all.