The Family Court has granted two 16-year-olds permission to take gender reassignment hormones that will permanently transform their bodies and put them at high risk of serious health problems, finding that the dangers are outweighed by the crippling psychological trauma of living as the ''wrong gender''. >>>
As Hong Kong begins to grow more tolerant of transgender issues, one man who started life as a woman tells Kylie Knott his story. "I didn't feel trapped in the wrong body, but mismatched - my inner self was somehow mismatched with my outer body," says Kaspar Wan as he happily poses for photos in a park near his home. The sun's out and Wan, who usually goes by his nickname Siu-keung, talks candidly about his life - one that started as a girl. >>>
Maryam Jum'a, a 26-year-old Jordanian filmmaker, says she has no end of subject matter.
Currently, she is working on a film about a 32-year-old woman diagnosed with gender dysphoria, also known as gender identity disorder, when there's a conflict between a person's physical gender and the gender he or she identifies as. The woman at the center of the film, Manal, has mustered the courage to speak out publicly in hopes that her story will prevent or alleviate others' suffering. >>>
Respectfully, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (NCLGBTI) holds a position that Gender Identity Disorder, Gender Incongruence, Gender Dysphoria, Transvestic Fetishism and, Transvestic Disorder should not be considered as mental health diagnosis and therefore should be eliminated from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). >>>
Next month, the city will get its first Gender Reassignment Clinic at Kolkilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri. The clinic will cater to those who suffer from dysphoria – a gender identity disorder. Such patients face a conflict between their actual gender and the gender they identify with -- and want to undergo sex reassignment surgery.