Why GRS FTM is Important
Transgender people have long lived behind the shadows, but thanks to the increased availability of gender reassignment surgery female to male (FTM), more and more people are able to live as the man they identify themselves to be instead of remaining trapped in the body of a woman. In 2015, President Obama became the first American president to say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, as he was talking about groups that should not undergo persecution.
Forty-one percent of people identifying as transgender have attempted suicide, according to a survey by Injustice at Every Turn. Just 1.6 percent of the general population has tried suicide. The Williams Institute reports that 78 percent of transgender survey respondents who had been the target of sexual or physical violence at school had attempted suicide as well. Transgender respondents are about four times as likely to have income under $10,000 than the general population, and the unemployment rate among the transgender community in the United States is about twice that of the general population.
What does this mean? Gender dysphoria — identifying with the opposite of one’s biological gender — is detrimental to overall quality of life. Having access to gender reassignment surgery female to male has long been difficult and expensive. However, thanks to wider insurance coverage for sex change procedures and the wealth of information available on sexchangeoperation.net, people now have more information — and can start the process of gender reassignment with much less stress and hassle — than ever before. The site contains doctor listings and reviews as well as information about the process of changing to one’s identified gender, from beginning to end.