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The big names on the shortlist to replace Chris Matthews on 'Hardball'. By Kate Sheehy. July 29, pm Updated July 30, am. She and her husband had a biological daughter 11 years ago and then a biological son four years later. Now known legally as James Kaplan, the year-old has begun taking hormone blockers to prevent him from entering puberty as a girl and getting his period and developing breasts. Testosterone injections are still down the road. But James says even he was surprised when his biological brother, now known as Olivia, came out as trans at age 4. But after like a day of that, I saw that Olivia is a girl, and she always will be. Olivia, now 7, is too young to undergo physical changes, but she has already grown her hair and dresses like a girl. It had to do with navigating a world that I knew nothing about.
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Background In the perception of the media and the public, a male-to-female transsexual MTF is a man who's had sex re-assignment surgery SRS, also often rather inaccurately called gender re-assignment surgery - GRS. SRS involves major surgical procedures by which the physical appearance and function of a man's genitalia are altered to those of a woman. But there are other options, there are for example many transsexuals who happily live, work and socialize as women, but who haven't had any surgery at all. Christine Jorgenson, her sex-re-assignment is widely considered to be the first using modern surgical techniques. Some Numbers The first recognized SRS procedure only occurred in , but numbers have grown rapidly ever since. A BBC report in suggested that there were 15, post-SRS transsexuals in the United Kingdom 1 in of the population , although this seems high for the date. A photo from a UK transgendered woman. A significant number of British transwomen still go private mainly to surgeons in Thailand to avoid the long waiting times.
New research on gender identity disorder also known as gender dysphoria, in which a person does not identify with their biological sex questions how best to handle the condition when it arises in children and adolescents. Should biological treatments be used as early as possible to help a young client transition, or is caution required, in case of complicating psychological issues? He also placed more emphasis on the costs that transition may bear upon an individual.