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The Medical Journal

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Reilly Edmonds

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Federal Government recognizes all marriages regardless of the gender of each spouse. Otherwise laws vary from
state to state.

-(RDP) Domestic Partnership

-Same-Sex marriage Laws

Violence, Unemployment, & More
Psychiatric vs. Physical
Transsexual patients have the absolute conviction of being born in the wrong body and this severe identity problem results in a lot of suffering from early childhood on.
Gender Reassignment Surgery (GReS)
Views of Society
Male-to-Female (MtF)
-Breast Implants
-Voice feminization
-Testosterone blockers

Female-to-Male (FtM)
-Hysterectomy (partial/full)
-Doses of testosterone

-Less than one half of transgenders choose to go through with the complete reassignment surgery
Gender Identity Dysphoria: Psychiatric

surgeries limit function of healthy organs
can be dealt with psychological approach
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Gender Identity
Gender Identity & Transformation
Non- Discrimination Laws
The Transgender Civil Rights Project

The Fairness For All Marylanders Act

The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
The Medical Journal
By: Nonie Frishette, Emma Zimmerman, & Reilly Edmonds
Laws that Effect our Families
Family Matters
Catholicism & Judaism
Religious Beliefs on Transgenders
The Catholic Church
The Jewish Community
Case Study: Chaz Bono
Born March 4, 1969 to Sonny and Cher as Chastity Sun Bono
Underwent Female-to-Male Gender Transformation (2008- 2010)
Became Chaz Bono in 2010
First Transgender on Dancing With the Stars in 2011
continued LGBT rights activist
-A psychological or genetic condition?
-Certain genes of transsexuals differ from those of non-transsexuals

Gender Identity Dysphoria: Physical

surgery: emotionally heal & provide peace
primary cause is physical --> solution = physical
transsexualism should not be psychiatric disorder because it is biological problem
Difficulties Faced by Transgenders:
getting a job
identity documents
sex-segregated public restrooms & other facilities
dress codes of society
access to health care
Kaiser covers transgender procedures
"Gay-friendly Doctor" Ratings
more liberal society
Pope Benedict's Speech
no official teachings on the topic
Pope Francis = more accepting
Non-orthodox jews have made steps to accept LGBT
Reformed & Reconstructionist Movement
Conservative Movement
Hate Crimes
2013: 200+ transgenders killed
Islan Nettles
Project HEALTH- California

World Professional Association for Transgender Health

American Medical Association

The federal government now recognizes all valid marriages regardless of the gender of  the spouses.

However, laws vary from state to state.

-Same-Sex Marriage Laws

-Domestic Partnership (RDP)

1. Do you think someone who wishes to be the opposite gender should undergo surgery or just hormone enhancements?

2. Do you support a more liberal acceptance of transgenders? How and why?

3. Do you think that state or federal governments should deal with transgender issues & laws?
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"Ethics of Sex Change Operation: Therapy or Enhancement?." Academia.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.

<http://www.academia.edu/1905611/Ethics_of_Sex_Change_Operation_Therapy_or_Enhancement a website by URL or keyword...>.

"Sex, Lies, and Surgery: Ethics of Gender Reassignment Surgery." Commons Pacific. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 1920.


"The Transgender Culture Wars." Catholic World Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.


"Transgender? Judaism’s got a blessing for you." The Times of Israel. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.


"What Does the Catholic Church Actually Say About Transgenderism?." The Catholic Transgender. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.


Wong, Curtis. "Islan Nettles Murder Case Becomes Increasingly Complicated As Investigators Appeal To Public." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 16 Sept. 2013. Web. 26 May 2014.

Conway, Lynn. "Vaginoplasty: Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) Link." Vaginoplasty: Male to Female Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) Link. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.


Wallace, Julia. "Discovery of a "Transsexual Gene" Raises More Questions Than Answers." Popular Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.


Brown, George. "Gender Identity Disorder and Transsexualism." <i>: Sexuality and Sexual Disorders: Merck Manual Professional</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014. &lt;


Carter, Helen . "Transsexual study reveals genetic link › News in Science (ABC Science)." <i>Transsexual study reveals genetic link › News in Science (ABC Science)</i>. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 May 2014.

"AMA Policies on LGBT Issues." AMA Policy Regarding Sexual Orientation. American Medical Association, 1995-2014. Web. 27 May 2014.

"Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act." Pride Agenda. Empire State Pride Agenda, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014.

"Health Care." Transgender Law Center. Transgender Law Center, 2013. Web. 27 May 2014.

"Legislation | Equality Maryland." Equality Maryland. Equality Maryland, 2014. Web. 27 May 2014.

"Transgender Civil Rights Project." National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. © National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation, n.d. Web. 25 May 2014.

We believe that people should have the right to choose which gender they wish to be.

Society must be more accepting of these individuals.
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