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  1. My name is Dr. Oweena Scott PHD Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist. I am also Trans Gendered. I offer my services to any one at this web site FREE OF CHARGE that asks for my help.
  2. There are many reasons why you cross-dress. But the main reason is that you might be transgendered (Trapped in the wrong body.). Maybe this article that I wrote several years ago might answer some of your questions. I brought this up to be read and commented on. I'll answer any questions that you my have about What Trans Sexuality Is: Definition, Cause, and History By Dr. Oweena Scott PhD Transsexual Copy write 1983 INTRODUCTION: my skin before Trans sexuality, also termed 'Gender Dyspepsia' is now reaching the point of being reasonably well understood, though many myths and general foolishness about the subject still abound. This document concerns the classic definition of Tran sexuality, as defined by Benjamin, Money, Green, and so forth. Inter sexuality and transgender-ism will not be addressed other than obliquely. IN A NUTSHELL: This is about standard, classical Tran sexuality. SUMMARY DEFINITION: Gender Dyspepsia, literally a misery with regard to gender, is the condition of being in a state of conflict between gender and physical sex. A transsexual is a person in which the sex-related structures of the brain that define gender identity are [2] exactly opposite the physical sex organs of the body. Put even more simply, a transsexual is a mind that is literally, physically, trapped in a body of the opposite sex. IN A NUTSHELL: Tran sexuality means having the wrong body for the gender one really is. GRAND OVERVIEW: Gender and Sex are very separate things, though the terms are often considered interchangeable by the less aware. Sex is physical form and function while Gender is a component of identity. There can be considered to be some legitimate overlap in that the brain is structured in many sex-differentiated ways, and the brain is the seat of identity. However, with regard to the dilemma of the transsexual, the difference between sex and gender are at the very core of the issue. A transsexual person, born to all appearance within a given physical sex, is aware of being of a gender opposite to that physical sex. This conflict, between gender identity and physical sex, is almost always manifesting from earliest awareness, and is the cause of enormous suffering. It is common for transsexuals to be aware of their condition at preschool ages. This agony can and does lead to self destruction unless treated. The incredible difficulties that surround achieving treatment are themselves often agonizing, the sum total of which can play havoc with the lives of the gender Dyspepsia. Indeed, it is apparent that some fifty percent of transsexuals die by age 30, usually by their own hand. This morbidity is known as the 50% Rule Being a transsexual is not something that can be ignored or suppressed forever. Unlike the fascinations of the cross dresser or the partially altered trans genderist, the absolute compulsion of classical trans transsexualism is a matter of life and death. Social oppression, culturally indoctrinated shame, self loathing, and bigotry slaughter transsexuals. With treatment and support, come survival and a successful life. The success rate for the treatment of transsexuals is among the highest in medicine. Tran sexuality occurs roughly equally in both physical males and physical females, and is caused by factors (such as a critically timed hormonal release caused by stress in the mother, or by the presence of hormone mimicking chemicals present during critical development) which interfere with fetal development. Tran sexuality occurs independently of sexual orientation, and occurs in humans and in other animals, such as apes, monkeys, dogs, cats, rats, and mice, among those studied. The standard treatment for a diagnosis of Tran sexuality is to reassign the transsexual to a physical sex congruent with their gender identity, a process involving the administration of appropriate hormones and surgery. The success of this treatment is exceedingly high, and many transsexuals go on to live successful lives. Although Tran sexuality is not the same thing as homosexuality, the two can sometimes occur in conjunction with each other, and there is evidence that both are created by the similar mechanisms, in uterus. Tran sexuality differs greatly from the commonly - and erroneously - associated terms "Cross-dressing" or "Transvestism", as well as "Transgenderism". Whereas Tran sexuality is concerned primarily with gender identity and the correction of physical form to fit that identity, transvestism is primarily a sexual fetish that occurs after puberty, and the transvestite has no desperation to redress a physical incongruity. The transvestite gains satisfaction from appearing as the opposite sex only, and the behavior is apparently not rooted in a biological, per-natal basis, but is learned. Transvestism, unlike Tran sexuality, primarily is the activity of males. A recent term in usage is "Transgenderism", essentially an empty word conjured up as a neutral label for any individual not conforming to common social rules of gender expression. The term was created to help unite very disparate individuals under a vague commonality of interest in gender, in order to provide a basis for mutual benefit and support within an often violently antagonistic society. Transgender-ism can refer to those who cross-dress, those who are inter sexed, those who live in the opposite societal role of their physical sex, and those who play with gender expression for any purpose whatsoever, and transsexuals as well. While there is potentially great survival benefit in this mutual association labeled as 'transgender-ism', the primary function is social and political, and not clinical, despite the efforts of some to legitimize this essentially meaningless term. The exact number of transsexuals in any given population will probably never be accurately known (the best current estimate is one per 30,000). Because Tran sexuality is most commonly caused by stress-related hormonal changes in the womb, the number of transsexuals in any society would logically flux, based on the current state of affairs within a generation. There is evidence that more transsexuals are born during times during or following war, for instance. Even so, the condition is fairly rare. Several interesting physical and mental indications have been statistically shown to occur in relation to Tran sexuality. One factor is intelligence, the transsexual is on average two standard deviations in intellect greater than the base population, and one standard deviation higher than those defined as homosexual. This probability of high intelligence is currently not explained, though there are suggestions that it may be the result of the unique and somewhat mixed brain 'wiring' of the transsexual, who may benefit from a combination of male and female structures or functions. Another curious correlation is creativity, transsexuals tend to possess a high degree of artistic and general creative ability. Transsexuals commonly show some physical indications of their condition that may cause trouble for them from parents or peers. The male-to-female transsexual may be slow to develop male sex characteristics such as body hair, voice change, and overall physical development compared to the general population. The Female-to-Male Transsexual may display evidence of Masculinity of bone structure, hair, or voice. These traits are generally very subtle, but often present. There is tremendous social bigotry -and often outright violence- expressed towards the transsexual, and this often makes the life of the transsexual very difficult. Some transsexuals who have completely successful in transition to the appropriate sex therefore choose varying degrees of secrecy about their state and history. Other transsexuals never succeed in transforming physically to the point of being undetectable as transsexuals, and tend to suffer accordingly. Transsexuals suffer many hurdles to achieve their required correction of the error of their birth. They must face society, the medical establishment, the common loss of all family and friends, the cost of treatment, the extreme difficulty of the required 'half-way' phase of transition which may last up to two years, and the inner turmoil of self-doubt and conditioned self loathing of their condition. It has been estimated (in 1981) that about 50% do not survive the malady, ending up dead by the age of 30, usually by their own hand. Almost all of this morbidity is attributed to the additional burden caused by the violent unacceptability of society, the rejection of family and friends, and the inability to find decent care. The drive that motivates the transsexual is essentially a matter of life and death. IN A NUTSHELL: Transsexuals suffer because they are trapped in a body of the wrong sex. This hurts so much that they are driven to fix that problem, or die trying. Tran sexuality begins in the womb and occurs in many animals besides man. Tran sexuality and homosexuality seem to share a common prenatal causality, but is not the same thing. Tran sexuality is sometimes associated with things it is not really related to, such as cross dressing, for social or political reasons. The Natural History Of Tran sexuality: Since Tran sexuality is caused by hormonal alteration of the nervous system of developing fetuses, and occurs in perhaps all mammalian species, it would be reasonable to infer that it has been around for a very long time. Indeed, since birth defects in general are just part of nature, it would be unthinkable to imagine an era of Man devoid of transsexuals. We have always been, and from time to time, history has recorded that fact. [8] The only clues we have of Paleolithic transsexuals would be by considering the societies of aboriginal peoples still living with Stone Age technologies. The few left remaining on the earth, in the rain forests of South America, or the remaining unspoiled lands of Africa, all have reverential positions for the transsexuals that are born to them. In such societies, Transsexuals are considered magical, kin to the gods or spirits, and possessed of shamanism powers. Every society in history has had some name, role or way of relating to the transsexual, from ancient Canaan and Turkey to India, even to the present day. Examples abound. For instance, in ancient Rome existed the 'Gallae', Phrygian worshipers of the Goddess Cybele. Once decided on their choice of gender and religion, physically male Galleria ran through the streets and threw their own severed genitalia into open doorways, as a ritualistic act. The household receiving these remains considered them a great blessing. In return, the household would nurse the Galleria back to health. The Galleria then ceremoniously received female clothes, and assumed a female identity. Commonly, they would be dressed as brides, or in other splendid clothing. In India, ritual practices for transsexual individuals continue to the present day. Called Hegira, these sects also worship a Goddess, and undergo a primitive sort of sex reassignment surgery. The Hegira are treated in a rather hypocritical fashion within Indian society however, in that they are both despised and revered at the same time. Hijras often are paid to attend a bless weddings, and to act as spiritual and social advisers, but are also shunned as less than worthy eunuchs. Yet in other circumstances, such as social situations, they are accorded the status of true females. The Dine, or Navajos of the southwest United States, recognizes three sexes instead of only two. For the Dine, there are Males, Females, and Nadles, which are considered somewhat both and neither. While those born inter sexed or hermaphroditic are automatically considered Nadle, physically 'normal' individuals may define as Hegira based on their own self-definition of gender identity. The Hegira once possessed far greater respect before the Navaho were conquered and their culture all but obliterated by the forced assumption of Catholicism. Among the Sioux, the Winkte and Berdache served much the same function, and individuals could assume the complete role of their preferred gender. Physical females lived as male warriors, and had wives, while physical males lived their lives completely as women and were sometimes wives of the female warriors. In Sioux society no special magic was associated with this, it was just considered a way of correcting a mistake of nature. Winkte would also perform primitive reassignment operations of a sort, and history records the process used by physical males: riding for days on a special hard saddle to crush the testicles and thus effectively castrate the individual. In some American Indian cultures Berdache were raised to be Shaman and thought of as being sent from the spirits. Some tribes shunned them and they were either cast off to fend for them selves or sold as slaves to other tribes. Being transsexual in ancient cultures took a special form of courage too, even if society may have been embracing of the Tran sexed! Whether it is the Sererr of the Pokots of Kenya, the Xaniths of Islamic Oman, the Mahu of Tahiti, or even the Sekrata of Madagascar, the story is essentially the same: Tran sexuality was a fact of life, and a place in society was made for the gender Dyspepsia to be themselves. The modern classification of Tran sexuality and the medical intervention of sex reassignment was first attempted in Germany in 1930. Einar Wagener sought treatment and was operated upon. After-wards, she lived as Lily Elbe, but alas not for long...the surgery had tragic complications. The first well known, surviving post operative transsexual was American ex-G.I. George Jorgensen, who became Christine Jorgensen in 1953. Christine became the center of a whirlwind of publicity despite an effort to avoid it, and had little choice but to capitalize on the misfortune. Christine became the first 'Media Transsexual' - or as some transsexuals put it 'Transie Martyr' , and suffered both the benefit and curse of fame. Christine starred in several Hollywood movies as a result, and became celebrity enough to bring transsexualism out of the closet and into view of post-industrial society. <a name="yui_3_7_2_1_1371540325942_3527"> For decades only the rare individual physician dared treat the transsexual, while the mainstream medical community considered Tran sexuality to be a mere mental disorder without a biological basis. The first professional to truly try to help transsexuals with compassion and scientific study was Dr. Harry Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin carefully treated and studied the cases of transsexuals, essentially devoting most of his career to the project. The results of his carefully documented studies were published in 1966 in his book "The Transsexual Phenomenon". This work led directly to the benefits that we modern transsexuals enjoy, for it opened the door to serious study of the condition. Currently, the worldwide Harry Benjamin International Gender Dyspepsia Association continues his work, and helps to set standards of care for the treatment of transsexuals by the medical establishment. Recent study of brain functioning has shed important light on the causes of Tran sexuality, and surgical techniques as well as overall treatment continue to improve. Society is slowly becoming accepting once again of the inevitable transsexual in it's midst, and it may well be that the future will hold even greater help for the transsexuals born into future ages. I broughtC C Copy write Oct 1982 Cop Copy write Oct 1982
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    Hello. My name is Dr. Oweena Scott PHD. and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I offer my services to any one transgendered who is in need of help on line FREE OF CHARGE. My e-mail address is Dr_Oweena_Scott@therapist.net. I am also trans gendered so I am familiar with the needs that you face.
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