• Thank God you at least have the choice
• Mentions transvestic fetishism
• Talks about transsexualism as a medical condition
Firstly, we all have a choice as to whether we transition or not. If it is the right thing we will and if it is not we won’t. Implying that it is a medical condition requires a medical marker and unfortunately none exists to date. There is no conclusive brain chemistry or DNA evidence that would give merit to this argument.
Insistence on the part of the patient is also not indicative. I can offer numerous examples of late transitioners who did the right thing and early transitioners who did not. ThirdWayTrans is a good example of the latter and his site is worth a visit due to his excellent ability to analyse this very complex topic. There are many other examples.
Tranvestic fetishism is a tired old phrase which might refer to fetish dressers who tried on their mother’s lingerie after puberty, liked it and now masturbate regularly in same . These people are not representative of our larger community of transgender people who are actually suffering from varying degrees of gender dysphoria and you will not find this descriptor used by anyone of repute who works in the field of diagnosis or treatment of transgendered people.
Apparently some in our community have very outdated and preconceived notions and it would benefit them to educate themselves before making pronouncements such as the ones I mentioned.