The Gendered Self Further commentary on the transsexual phenomenon

eBook (PDF), 147 Pages
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Based on the author's experience in treating over 500 gender dysphoric individuals over the last 26 years,The Gendered Self is the story of what it’s like to be born into and to live out one's life as a transsexual in a cissexual world. The author starts by showing how the developing brain is genderized in-utero and how that process can go awry leaving affected individuals sex/gender incongruent. Although hormonal and surgical means is the current treatment of choice, we have come to learn that with Genital Reassignment Surgery life takes a turn wherein the individual is permanently consigned to a parallel universe: not male, not female but a bio-sociological combination of both. Transsexualism is a life long existential dilemma challenging the very nature of psychological survival. Nietzsche famously said "What does not kill you makes you stronger". As the author shows, developing a healthy transsexual identity and going on to live a meaningful life is certainly a... More > testament to all who persist.< Less
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  • By Elisha Lyke
    Nov 29, 2013
    Probably the best most concise book written about the transsexual experience. As someone who has struggled with my mental gender and physical body, I felt like some of the sentences were directly out of my life. After seeing a therapist earlier this year; and then trying to live male one more time, this book may be what finally allows me to integrate in the proper gender role once and for all. Bless you for writing such an honest and helpful book. Thank you so much :) Elisha
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Anne M Vitale
September 28, 2011
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