COST-2606EL Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Sex Reassignment Surgery, Breast Implant, Foot Binding
Gender= how you perceive yourself and present yourself to the world. Sexuality= who you love: sexuality and gender are not related. Address transgender people as the gender they are becoming: transgender female is what you would call a male becoming a female, transgender male is what you would call a female becoming a male. Why is canada a leading country in gender reassignment: government health benefits pay for gender reassignment surgery, transgender woman in the canadian army whose gender reassignment surgery was covered by their army benefits. 1% of live births are children born with gender ambiguity: babies born with partial genitals or both genitals, 1-2% of this 1% will need surgery at some point. Our culture is mainly based on the binary gender system. If you know, you know: people are choosing to begin hormone therapy before puberty, do(cid:374)(cid:859)t de(cid:448)elop se(cid:272)o(cid:374)dar(cid:455) se(cid:454) (cid:272)hara(cid:272)teristi(cid:272)s of the ge(cid:374)der (cid:455)ou do(cid:374)(cid:859)t (cid:449)a(cid:374)t to (cid:271)e a(cid:374)d then have to reverse them.