Why Transgender individuals feel they have to hid

Why Transgender individuals feel they have to hid

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  1. Gender Dysphoria, which use to be called Gender Identity Disorder, is when someone is unable to see themselves a the gender they were defined at birth. Those with Gender Dsyphoria may see themselves at the opposite gender than the one they were assigned, both genders or none at all. Those who see and know themselves to be the opposite gender than the one they were assigned are known as transgender individuals. Those born female bodied that see themselves as male are known as FTM ( Female to Male) individuals. FTM transgender individuals might just want others to see them as men or boys dependent on their age. Others may see their female body parts as triggering. MTF Transgender individuals feel the same way but in the opposite direction, they may see their male parts as triggering.Transgender individuals usually do not stand out in the population despite being quite a sizable population estimated to be about 1 to 3 percent of the worlds population and more likely to be even more than that. Transgender individuals experience double the amount of unemployment. While acceptance for transgender individuals is growing, transgender individuals still face lots of discrimination. From changing legal documents, getting and keeping a job, getting denied personal medical leave for transition related care, and poverty. FTM individuals are no different in their reactions to life than a cisgender ( someone who identifies with the gender they were born with) male. Likewise is true of MTF individuals, they see the world the same way as cisgender female individuals. People are people, what’s in between your legs should not matter, what should matter is that you are able to safely be yourself.  This is a big burden for transgender individuals who often have to choose between not making waves with those they love, family, friends, colleges and being able to not lie about themselves which can cause many transgender individuals to suffer from mental disorders that require years of therapy.

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