Their result for The Transsexual Education Test ...
Middle of the road/Untestable
33% Knowledge, 27% Temperance, 47% Acceptance, 7% Ignorance, 0% Prejudice, 100% Transsexual and 0% Cissexual!
You either bounced around about your results on this test or your just a little too middle of the road to measure. Likelihood is you have just enough knowledge about transsexuals to be a good guy or a bad guy. You probably have as much love or hate for somethings, but overall you could strongly benefit from having a re-education. Transsexuals are not to be confused with crossdressers, because crossdressers intentionally dress as the opposite sex for sexual purposes and is a learned fetish.
Transsexuals dress according to their innate gender identity. Considering the amounts of pharmaceuticals, hormones and chemicals in our food and water supplies it is logical to assume that it has a negative impact on the development of children in the womb. On top of that the prevalence of Gender Identity Disorder tends to be higher in societies that take in more hormones and chemicals in foods is interesting, at least. I recommend that you educate yourselves so that you understand transitioning for transsexuals is a life or death matter.
For those of you who have gender dysphoria you should educate yourselves as well, and learn what your options are... and there is options. You don't have to suffer forever. This is a topic that for centuries in the US has been a taboo, because people think if you talk about it, you'll turn people into it. Talking about transsexuals doesn't make your kids, friends, or significant others into one... They either are or aren't just the same as people are male or female in identity. Don't be afraid to talk about it, it's more dangerous not to... Like I said, the feelings are hardwired, and never go away. If you feel your gender doesn't match your body, do something about it. Good luck.
(Facts and figures on the test:
Transsexuals usually transition do a combination of hormone/mood mismatch, and emotional distress caused by incongruency of gender identity and physical sex. They can not help it.
Transsexuals are psychologically identical by statistical margines with the gender they say they are (I.E. a transwoman, and a woman take the same test they are highly likely to answer similarly) People have a varying array of personalities, so it's not an exact science.
Almost all transsexuals know as early as 2 - 3 years of age than they are transsexual, on the basis they feel their gender is different from their sex. Sexual centers of the brain haven't developed, and can not produce sensations of arousal.
Suicide rates are 33% higher than heteronormal counterparts.
Suicide attempt rates hover in the 50% among transsexuals as a group.
Hate crimes against transsexuals is 3 - 5 times the national average for gays, and lesbians, and 10 times the national average for racial crimes.
Scientists and Doctors have found several mechanisms and proofs of a biological basis for Transsexuality in humans and several other species. Rats, cats, dogs also propose instances of transsexuality. IIn humans the deprivation of hormones at 4 - 7 weeks of term results in brain structures that aren't masculinized in the fetus. These children are born with BST regions equal to their Cisgender counterpart. I.E. Male babies born with female brains. BST regions are smaller in women, and larger in men, and it most all cases of transsexuals studied postmortum, their BST region matched the sex of their gender orientation.
Some theories point to estrogen dominance being to blame, in that its the hormonal signal from the mother, and if the approriate gene doesn't convert it in the fetus (to testosterone from the study), the baby's brain is sheilded from change. As most of us know estrogen in sufficient doses can block the creation of testosterone. It's possible that radical and xenoestrogens in food products could be blocking the use of testosterone in early phase male fetuses, and cause transsexuality at least in the case of Male to Female. It's also known that progesterone in high enough amounts converts to testosterone, and could be a partial unstudied reason for transsexuality in female to males. (More studies are required for full Female to Male causal relationships)
In the genetics, there is a sex differentiation gene that is longer than normal which impacts adrogen (Testosterone) sensitivity. Without this sensitivity, once again you end up with a male fetus with a female brain.
Cases of female to male transsexuals is much less understood, but therapists and doctors frequently observe an enhancement of mental state, mood and overall mental health almost like an antidepressant in both transmen (FtM) and transwomen (MtF). This case one case study observed that giving hormone therapy for the opposite sex to normal patients resulted in degradation of mental health, and negative mood alteration. This is often observed in patient on hormone therapy for other than transitional purposes.
Most studies about this point to a hormone mismatch, being that in a normal male there is more testosterone receptors and fewer estrogen receptors in key parts of the brain. Doctors and therapist are starting to conclude that these numbers are reversed in a transsexual person, based on direct, and indirect hormonal reactions.)
Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)
They scored 33% on Knowledge, higher than 58% of your peers.
They scored 27% on Temperance, higher than 81% of your peers.
They scored 47% on Acceptance, higher than 28% of your peers.
They scored 7% on Ignorance, higher than 53% of your peers.
They scored 0% on Prejudice, higher than 41% of your peers.
They scored 100% on Transsexual, higher than 86% of your peers.
They scored 0% on Cissexual, higher than 15% of your peers.
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