Let Trans People Change Their Gender Without Forcing Surgery

Let Trans People Change Their Gender Without Forcing Surgery

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Trudy Janel Salas started this petition to Guam Governor and

Many states in America require trans people to have SRS (Sex Reassignment Surgery) in order to change their gender on their birth certificates. I am trans and this terrifies me. It's a scary thought that I'll only be able to change my name and gender if I go through the whole thing.

I'm okay with top surgery, but bottom surgery horrifies me because there are so many risks and possibilities that are completely out of my control. I don't want to feel pain down there or get an infection. When you get the surgery, you will have scars and it may make you feel insecure. 

My aunt died before I was born but she didn't want to have bottom surgery to get rid of her male privates. I found that out when I told my mom that I never wanted to get bottom surgery. It seemed as though I had a lot more in common with my aunt and it made me feel a little at ease about not wanting to get bottom surgery.

Surgery is expensive. Testosterone and hormone changes are expensive as well, but not as much as all of it put together. Top surgery is done by quite a lot of us, but some of us don't feel the need to have bottom surgery because the top and the changes that go with hormone and testosterone treatment are enough. People can't see our bottom privates and that's one of the reasons why I don't feel the need to get bottom surgery.

Some people have taken their own lives because they regret the surgery or they don't like the outcome. It's a serious decision and I don't think people should have SRS as a requirement to change their gender on their birth certificate. We just want to live and feel like any straight person, without invasive surgery that we are forced to have in order to change our names and gender. 

Please help get this out there. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way. I only just found out that I have to have SRS, which is scary, and now I don't know how I feel about saving money to get testosterone shots and top surgery because that's all I want to do but it won't be enough for my full change. Well, full to myself, but just not for the rest of the world.

You don't to go through the full transition to be transgender. You are valid no matter how you want to go through the process. It's your body and you can change what you want and shouldn't be told you have to do something you don't want to do if you don't want to. You shouldn't have to.

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