The transsexual dilemma: being a transsexual

The transsexual dilemma: being a transsexual


Mason N.
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
Rudolph Magnus Institute of Neurosciences, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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With few exceptions, a solution to any problem will bring new difficulties. These may or may not be worse than the original problem, and one must decide, not between problem and answer, but between degrees of difficulty.

Is the new situation really going to be better than the last? This is undoubtedly the situation with the transsexual.

It is undeniable that in the majority of cases the treated transsexual is an infinitely happier person than the one who has not undergone therapy, but as a result of this treatment there arises a host of new difficulties.

Using personal experience, it is my intention to illustrate the problems which beset the transsexual before, during and after treatment.

It will then be possible to ascertain whether or not, in spite of these difficulties, there is in fact a dilemma. Is there indeed any choice?


Citation: J Med Ethics 1980 Jun;6(2):85-9 an article published on the Internet by PubMed <>