Transsexualism: Choice or Nature
A Sex Difference in the Human Brain and its Relation to Transsexuality This study shows:
"Transsexuals have the strong feeling, often from childhood onwards, of having been born the wrong sex. The possible psychogenic or biological etiology of transsexuality has been the subject of debate for many years [1,2]. Here we show that the volume of the central subdivision of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BSTc), a brain area that is essential for sexual behaviour [3,4], is larger in men than in women. A female-sized BSTc was found in male-to-female transsexuals. The size of the BSTc was not influenced by sex hormones in adulthood and was independent of sexual orientation. Our study is the first to show a female brain structure in genetically male transsexuals and supports the hypothesis that gender identity develops as a result of an interaction between the developing brain and sex hormones [5,6]."
The Transgendered Brain:
"In their 1989 book, Brain Sex: The Real Difference Between Men and Women, Anne Moir and David Jessel go into considerable detail regarding the development of male and female brain patterns and support their findings with evidence from extensive biological and sociological research. Their book concentrates on the difference between male and female brain structures and the effects of these differences. The differences while small can be very significant. While this book does not go into significant detail directly concerning transgenderism, it does explain how persons with male bodies (male genitalia) can have significantly female minds (and vice versa) and how this 'opposite sex' element can vary in extent"
Transsexuals always feel their brains and thinking don't match their bodies. Thousands of us feel the same way so there's got to be some reason for it. Choosing how we think just doesn't make any sense. Female to Males (FTM) tend to think like men and Male to Females (MTF) tend to think like women. Who would choose this.
Obviously there is something that causes this. And what data there is seems to suggest its physical in nature. That means we don't choose to be Transsexual or Gay. No matter what new research may show, its not likely the Christian Right is ever going to change its mind. Besides if they didn't have us to bash they might have to listen to their own book (Bible) and show a little love and compassion. Oh the Horror.