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Why Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Illness

Posted by on 8 November 2017

There has been much debate on whether or not transgender identity is a mental illness. Some believe that being transgender is something you suffer from like depression, while others feel that this is simply not the case. In truth, being transgender is not a mental illness. What is mental illness? Mental illness is defined as encompassing a wide range of health conditions that affect mood, behavior and thinking. If you suffer from a mental illness, you may find it keeps you from performing everyday tasks and causes so much stress that it hinders your ability to function. People who suffer from mental illness often find comfort in psychologist-administered therapy and/or medications like antidepressants. Examples of mental illness would be depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addictive behaviours like gambling. Having a transgender identity, undergoing an FTM procedure and anything else associated with being trans have no correlation…

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All About Transgender Terminology

Posted by on 26 May 2017

The terminology that’s typically used within the transgender community can vary widely. Language is fluid and the meaning of a term can change considerably over time. There’s often some confusion in the general public regarding transgender terminology. The following is a brief guide to prevent any confusion and provide some…

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5 Things To Know Before You Watch ‘Girls To Men’

Posted by on 18 December 2015

Airing originally in October 2015, the documentary “Girls to Men” will be airing on TV as part of the “Born in the Wrong Body” series initiated by the UK Channel 4. Here are a few things to note: The documentary revolves around three young Brits who were assigned a female…

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Transgender Health Care Access In Canada

Posted by on 4 November 2015

Transgender people have a unique set of physical and mental health needs that seem to be compounded by prejudices against them, within both the health care system and society. The discrimination limits access to timely, medically appropriate, culturally competent, and respectful care, which eventually translates to increased risk of depression…

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Identifying The Difference Between Transgenderism And Cross-Dressing

Posted by on 28 September 2015

Many believe transgenderism and cross-dressing are exactly the same, but this couldn’t be further from fact. Defining the terms ‘transgender’ and ‘cross-dresser’ are extremely complex but in this blog, we’re taking a look at their vast differences. When it comes to sex, gender, sexual orientation, etc., there are so many…

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