The Issue Of Trans People

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“Ninety percent of trans people report experiencing harassment, mistreatment or discrimination on the job. Forty-one percent of respondents reported attempting suicide, compared to 1.6% of the general population” (Adams and Goodman ). Although many of the views are clashing, what it comes down to is morality vs. the struggles that arise around society accepting trans people. If any other group of people had these problems to face, it would be more apparent. So, what causes this? Is there a way that these drastic numbers can be lowered? Are we doing everything we can to help trans individuals?

In discussions of Transgender Rights some view the issue as trans people deserve the rights given to any other human being, should be able to
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Although most evidence looks to be in support over the idea that protection over trans people are needed, it is easy to see why many feel that transgender people are confusing to society. Before an in depth analysis of Transgender Rights can happen though, one must first understand some key information.
Firstly,“Transgender- a term coined in the 1980’s and sometimes shortened to “ trans”, is defined as anyone who identifies with a gender other than the one they were assigned to at birth” (“Transgender rights.”). The definition of transgender is fundamental to understand because many people wrongly believe that “The term Transgender is a general term made by transgender activists to describe heterosexual cross-dressers, homosexual transvestites or drag queens, and transexuals ( individuals undergoing so-called sex operations), and she males” (Traditional Values Coalition). It is essential that people are taught about transgender people, as confusion regarding them often leads to preventable violence towards them. Also, transgender people should be allowed to use the bathroom that matches the gender they identify with, and own valid ID with their chosen names and proper gender marker.

“ It is estimated that about 41 percent of transgender people attempt suicide in their lives, as opposed to 5 percent of the general population” (“
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