Transsexual people are people who desire adifferent ‘physical sex’, from that which they were assigned at birth.


Onetypical (though oversimplified) explanation is of a "woman trapped in aman's body" or vice versa.  Medicaladvances have identified that the gender-related components of the brain, donot always correspond with the person’s physical anatomy’.


DaveWells contains the experience and knowledge of working with, and along-side,people who identify as gender-diverse.


Davehas found a common factor through all of his connections with people who aregender diverse is, that no matter how down they are in life, and the odds seemto be stacked against them, they cannot escape the internal drive and strengthto live as a person who is true to themselves and in this case, theirgender.  


DaveWells always states that he has difficulty in understanding why medicalreasoning for a person’s gender identity is important in the first place,(outside of being for reasons related to health)? Do cis-Men and cis-women needto explain reasoning for their existence? Whatever gender a person wants toidentify as is not any of anyone else’s business.

Welook back to old movies and television shows and often think just how simpleand basic things were back then.  Thissimplistic attitude is mirrored by the societal acceptance that there are onlytwo genders, defined by genitalia.  


Unfortunately,there is always ignorance in every society, and especially due to a historicalpath of traumatisation, judgement, ignorance, and abuse, that trans-genderedpeople have faced, there are still several barriers that can make it difficultfor the transgender people, to navigate through their transition towardsfinding their place of peace, and living true to their identity, andthemselves.


In myview, how a person chose to identify is no-one else’s business, and as it is ofno harm to the person, or others, then people should look more in their ownbackyard’, A good person to know is someone who accepts you, for who you arenaturally and the first person to start with is yourself.


Theprocess of physical transition for transsexuals can include:

•    Hormone replacement therapy

•    Sexual reassignment surgery (genderreassignment surgery).

•    For transwomen, electrolysis for hairremoval is often required,

•    Many transmen have breast-reduction surgeryas early as possible (whether accompanied by genital surgery or not).


Somespell the term ‘transexual’ with one ‘s’, in order to reduce the association oftheir identity with psychiatry and medicine.


Somepolitics around the terminology: ‘Transexual’ and ‘Transgender’

Transgenderis often used as a polite replacement for the term ‘transsexual’ by some. Oneset of reasoning for this is that it removes the conceptual image"sex" in "transsexual" that implies transsexuality issexually motivated, which it is not.


Thereare many other components to this argument about which terminology to labelpeople who conform to the pre-requisites of each title, but the popular view isthat Transgender is an umbrella term used to identify people of allgender-diversities and the term ‘transexual’, represents trans-women who arepost-op (had reassignment surgery).


DaveWells will respect you as an individual and welcomes any gender identity thatyou chose to identify yourself with.  Ifyou do not personally identify with a label, Dave Wells can support you throughthe process of learning about, and accepting, yourself.