The Transgender Community Is Becoming More And More Accepted

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Picture yourself being in an unfamiliar place and going into the opposite gender’s restroom, how embarrassed would you be? Hearing you’re a lady you’re not supposed to be in here! I have done this quite a few times, and I was terrified hoping that no one saw me. What if you didn’t identify yourself as a specific gender, which restroom would you use? Do you use the one that you are “supposed” to use or do you use the one in which you define yourself as? Transgender people tend to face this difficult decision each time they are in a public place especially schools. The transgendered community is becoming more and more accepted in society’s eyes, but they still face discrimination from people, and society. The issues that the transgender…show more content…
Those who suffer with the tough decision concerning gender are said to have gender dysphoria, A Gender Identity Disorder that focuses on transgenderism. Gender dysphoria is a condition in which there is a conflict between a person 's physical gender and the gender he or she identifies with (Medline Plus, 2014). Transgender individuals feel as if they were born in the wrong body and would love to be considered a member of the opposite sex, especially once their bodies start to change as they grow up. Most youth reported feeling they were transgender at puberty (Grossman & D 'augelli, 2006). During puberty the youth’s family and daily interactions at school play a critical part in life. During this time, children believe they will grow up to become the opposite sex (Medline Plus, 2014). As stated in “The Transgender Child”, “No one knows how common transgender children are. Some gender specialists say that 1 in 500 children is significantly gender-variant or transgender” (Brill & Pepper, 2008). These students go through school trying to fit in just to be accepted by the society around them, even though they were just disappointed by the fact that their bodies didn’t change. Youth noted four problems related to their vulnerability in health-related areas: the lack of safe environments, poor access to physical health services, inadequate resources to address their mental health concerns, and a lack of continuity of caregiving by
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