Treating Transsexuality: To Help or To Harm?

A trans (or, transgender) person is anyone whose gender identity does not align with the gender expectations that are placed upon their assigned sex; a cis (or, cisgender) person, by contrast, is anyone whose gender identity aligns with these expectations. For example, if someone has a penis, and identifies with masculinity or as a man, then they are cisgender; if someone has a penis and identifies with or as a non-masculine gender, then they are trans. Transsexuality refers generally to trans identities and lived experiences, and cissexuality refers to cis identities and lived…