Journal Entry 1 - Journal Entry#1 I have been curious about...

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Journal Entry #1 I have been curious about why a person would want to change the sex that they were born into. I have always wondered if there were some biological influences (mutations or something of the sort) that affect a person towards deciding to become transsexual. First, it is important to know the difference between a person’s sex and their gender identity. In the case of transsexuals, a person is getting the surgery in order to become the sex that they believe themselves to be. The sex of a person is what is perceived by society based on the sex of their bodies (i.e. if the person has boobs and a vagina or a penis). However, from what I have read about transsexuals, it seems that for that person their sex and their gender identity conflict; in other words, the person has one sex but perceives themselves to be another. There is also how a person acts outwardly to express their gender identity; this is the person’s gender role. In most cases, a person’s gender identity and their gender role coincide with each other. I can see why conflict between the two would be
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