Notes on Gender Role Transition

The Gendered Self-- Further commentary on the transsexual phenomenon

Chapter 7 Gender Role Transition--The Reality of the Real Life Experience

Anne Vitale Ph.D.

This chapter looks at the nitty gritty reality of gender role transition. For all its effectiveness and life saving properties, transition delivers the individual into a life state where membership in a binary gendered world will remain forever elusive. Altered permanently are one's relationship with one's parents, one's siblings, one's spouse, one's children, one's friends and ultimately with one's self. This chapter looks at the pluses and minuses, the gains and losses and what transitioning individuals come to understand what they are becoming. This is generally referred to as the Pre-op or Real Life Experience phase.


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