Researcher and author Michelle Serena tackles the controversial subject of transgenderism and gender dysphoria in her new audiobook, Gender Dysphoria. With all the recent information in the news on transgender people, this book comes at the right time. I Am Cait, the new show about the life of Caitlyn Jenner as she transitions into her new world separate from Bruce Jenner is a startling reminder that this dysphoria is real and that individuals who are going through this have options - and they can have bright lives in front of them when they find self-acceptance and a community of supportive friends.
Gender Dysphoria is not a comprehensive book nor a substitution for medical advice. It is a guide for family and friends who are curious about the subject and need to get a handle on what's going on with a loved one who is transgender. It's also a helpful book for school-aged people who may have to report on transgender studies or better understand their fellow students. The book helps the listener determine what transgenderism is, the possible biological reasons for it, possible treatments, and the various attributes of it.
Listeners will find useful information on the topic and hopefully receive the type of understanding that will enable the transgender people in their lives to have a point of departure for positive discussion. The book discusses male-to-female and female-to-male transitions and the hormonal and surgical options that many of them will undertake. It also goes into the risks associated with the various treatment options and for this reason is also a good resource for family members who have been asked to provide emotional support.
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- Adrian Hirschmüller