Question Nine: Do trans people ever feel comfortable in their bodies?

April 2, 2013 § 1 Comment

Read about the panel here – it’s short and sweet today.

 

 

Question Nine

How common is it for trans people to feel completely comfortable in their body after physically transitioning to the extent to which they want?

 

 

Roz: We get old, we get fat, we have accidents. I am at home in my skin, but there are parts of that skin which could be better.

 

 

CN: As common as it is for anyone to feel comfortable in their body, as far as I know, so long as there’s a moderate to good surgical outcome (for people who’ve had surgery). There’s a little more information in the excellent 2012 Trans Mental Health Survey. I think it’s worth pointing out, as always, that different trans people have different transitional needs – some people will want neither surgery nor hormones, some a mix, some everything that’s available. And, both pre- and post- physical transition, trans people are just as likely to be adversely affected by our society’s toxic ‘beauty’ standards as cis people are.

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