You can't always judge a
book by its cover, but you can usually assume that the title has
something to do with the story. Figuratively speaking; when
people decide to have sex change operations it's obvious that they do not believe that
they have the right title.
The first thing people ask
about a baby when its born is usually whether it's a boy or a girl.
Once this identification is made, the gender roles immediately come
into play, and society usually says you better follow these norms.
There are the rare
occasions where people, male or female, begin to realize that these
roles and expectations do not fit them. In fact the opposite roles
are the ones they follow. These people sometimes become convinced
that they are the wrong sex, and go as far as to have a sex change
When people become
convinced that they are the wrong sex it is actually considered a
gender identity disorder. Gender identity disorder is actually
anything but a cut and dry disorder and has three different
classifications. The total classification includes Transsexualism,
which are people who have convinced themselves that they are the
opposite sex, and Transvestophilia who are people who dress like the
opposite sex for arousal. The partial unlimited classification
includes Gynemimesis and Transvestism. These are basically people who
only wish they could live as the opposite sex. Finally partial
limited includes, homosexuality, bisexualism, and lesbianism.
Having a sex change operation is
not a very easy process. Usually to be admitted for the sex
change operations, a person has to be cleared by three different
psychologists. The surgery is irreversible for the most part
and the fear of people changing their mind is strong. It is
stressed that the process is completely understood, because the
reactions by not only society but even yourself when it's all said
and done can be hard to handle and needs a lot of dedication.
Usually people have to be at least late adolescences, and need to
already be able to have sex. It is also reiterated that the
entire process may take from a year to a year and a half to be complete.
Sex change operations are
mostly for the physical appearance and satisfaction of the
patients. After the sex change operations there are a number of
things that the patients still will be unable to do. For men an
erection is possible, however ejaculation is not possible. Having
sex with a woman will not only be possible but can also be
enjoyable. For women they will never be able to get pregnant, and
there is no menstruation cycle. They will also be unable to breast
feed but will be able to orgasm.
While sex change operations do not entitle
every aspect of being the chosen sex, it can supply a great amount of
satisfaction. Being transsexual is not a decision the person makes;
rather, it's a disorder which is unavoidable. People who go through
these sex change operations should know exactly what to expect and make
sure that they are well prepared and ready to dedicate themselves to becoming
their true sex.