Why The Transgender Community Is The Single Most Important Step Toward A Healthier Life?

1286 Words Sep 17th, 2015 6 Pages
For most, identifying who you are, the population you belong to you, and the group you identify with is an incredibly simple task. Anything outside the standard gender parameters would often ostracize you from your family, friends, and community; however, an increasingly larger group of individuals do not follow these constructed parameters. About five in every 100,000 individuals do not fall into the sex and gender roles they are born into. These individuals face a lifetime of psychological abuse, physical abuse, depression, and in some cases suicide. The transgender community faces a plethora of problems that limit their acceptance into society. Transitioning can be the single most important step toward a healthier, happy life. Although transitioning can change an in individual’s life, it is such a big leap forward that it should be approached with extreme caution. There is an increasing trend to encourage the transition of youth at younger and younger ages where they are still not fully aware of the lifelong, irreversible journey they are embarking. Transitioning late in adolescence, or even as a young adult lets you become fully aware of the decision you are making and allows you to explore your gender dysphoria to come to the right decision.
There is no doubt that the transgender community, and the transgender movement are real. The fact that transitioning can become one of the most important steps in any young individual’s life in order to live a happier, healthier…

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