Thursday, February 11, 2010

Transgender Individuals and Gender Identity – American Psychological Association APA

Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity (sense of themselves as male or female) or gender expression differs from that usually associated with their birth sex. Many transgender people live part-time or full-time as members of the other gender. Broadly speaking, anyone whose identity, appearance, or behavior falls outside of conventional gender norms can be described as transgender. However, not everyone whose appearance or behavior is gender-atypical will identify as a transgender person.

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What does transgender mean?

What is the difference between sex and gender?

What are some categories or types of transgender people?

Have transgender people always existed?

Why are some people transgender?

How prevalent are transgender people?

What is the relationship between transgender and sexual orientation?

How do transgender people experience their transgender feelings?

What should parents do if their child appears to be transgender or gender-atypical?

How do transsexuals transition from one gender to the other?

What kinds of mental health problems do transgender people face?

What kids of discrimination do transgender people face?

How can I be supportive of transgender family members, friends, or significant others?

Where can I find more information about transgender issues?

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