Transsexuality may be genetic
Transsexual's desire to change their sex is genetic, not
psychological, according to a Swedish psychiatrist, Mikael
Landen, from the University of Gothenburg. And this could be
why most had much happier lives after their sex change.
Speaking to a Swedish newspaper, Dr Landen said he had
discovered three genes present in transsexual males that make
them less sensitive to testosterone, the male hormone that
stimulates the development of the male sexual organs.
"It could explain why transsexuals cannot be cured by
therapies, and why there are transsexuals in every civilisation,"
Dr Landen added.
In a study of 400 transsexuals, he found that nine out of 10
were happier after the operation. They had better psychiatric
health and better working relations. They were also less likely
to commit suicide. ( This is a copy writed article I found and shared
with my therapist)
In my personal opinion this finding is not surprising considering the
results of the other studies on transexuality)
Stephanie Lee (assistant manager)