Informative Essay About Transgender

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Dakota Butterfield
October 31, 2017

Dakota Butterfield
Scott Brimhall
Transgender “Transgender: of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth; especially :of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity is opposite the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). In the world today, there are many people coming out as transgender, and many accepting it. Due to the fact that this is becoming a common thing, gender reassignment surgery is as well. Many may wonder what a gender reassignment surgery is, and if there are symptoms from it. People may also
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This usually means that the person transitioning will live with a new name, new pronouns, and may also begin to wear clothing associated to their preferred gender. This process can be used to begin a person’s life as their preferred gender. Along with RLE it is recommended to begin hormone therapy. Hormone therapy, also known as “Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)” (Edmonds, Trimarchi), is “used to balance a person 's gender identity with their body 's endocrine system” and may cause the person to feel and look more like their preferred gender. This can be very beneficial during the process of transitioning. For those who are male-to-female, they may begin taking estrogen and progesterone, and for female-to-male, they can begin testosterone. Estrogen and progesterone “is designed to lead to breast growth, softer skin, less body hair and fewer erections” (Edmonds, Trimarchi). While testosterone “will deepen the voice and may cause some hair loss or baldness. Testosterone will also cause the clitoris to enlarge and the person 's sex drive to increase. Breasts may slightly shrink, while upper body strength will increase” (Edmonds, Trimarchi). At times, this can be enough, but many will continue the process. Now a person may begin the surgical process, this can include many things
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