Society generally works on the principle of there being two genders – male and female. This can lead to a great deal of unhappiness, where many feel they do not fit into this binary concept. Gender Dysphoria (meaning extreme distress and unhappiness about one’s birth gender) affects many and in some circumstances may lead to the need for a person to change sex. They feel an overwhelming need to live in the gender role they believe themselves to be, rather than that assigned to them at birth. This extreme dysphoria is called transsexualism.
The term gender fluidity is becoming more common in its use, giving people the opportunity to express their own identity without conforming to the expectations of those around them. The term transgender covers the whole spectrum of identities which lies between the two extremities of Male (Man) and Female (Woman).
Transition is the process by which a person changes from one sex to another such that the external presentation matches their internal gender identity. Reassignment surgery is not essential to this process, although may be the ultimate goal of many.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a medical practice and medications or cross sex hormones cannot be ordered or dispensed.