Gender is a core aspect of human experience and crosses biological, psychological, social, cultural, and religious categories. It is difficult to convey the depth of feeling of bodily wrongness that many trans people live with. Mental health professionals may be perceived as gate keepers who hold the key to their salvation or who are denying them their only chance of rescue. Feelings are intense and there is often an urgent desire for action that will bring relief. In such circumstances, maintaining a rational frame-work for thinking can become very difficult.
Recorded in June 2011 at the 20th WAS World Congress for Sexual Health
Forging the Future: Sexual Health for the 21st Century, Glasgow, UK.
The World Association Of Sexual Health at http://www.worldsexology.org