What is and What is not Deviance?
Whatis and What is not Deviance?
Whatis and What is not Deviance?
Theneed to change one’s physical sex traits is a psychologicaldysfunction. Acquiring a new gender identity and orientation couldhave dire mental and emotional consequences. Additionally, thetransgender makes the presumption that changing natural appearancewill grant them self-satisfaction and gratification. The human beliefthat obtaining a new sexual identity can solve many physical andsocial complications is a psychological problem hence, individualswith the desire to alter their sexual status should go throughcounseling and treatment.
Thetransgender often makes the decision to become a new people entirelydue to their rational judgment that the society cannot dissuade.However, they require a public assertion and approval to theirresolution (McHugh, 2016). Critics’ opinions and evaluations cannotchange their resolution. The outcry for transgender equality revealstheir need for public consent and affirmation. Such fairness includesthe pledge for the government to foot their medical bills.Additionally, the transgender representatives have coaxed severalstates in the U.S to come up with laws that would prohibit mentalhealth care physicians to instill second thoughts on young andteenage transgender. It will also apply to situations where theparent takes their transgender children to psychiatrists forcounseling (McHugh, 2016).
Thetransgendered feel comfortable when the transition to a new body iscomplete. Their inclination for self-sensual content is complementaryto the acts of someone who undergoes a face surgery to get rid of ascar. At this point, their action is not a classification ofdeviance. The transgendered an aspiration to feel comfortable undertheir skin is not a categorization of deviance. However, sometimesthese desires are temporary, and after some period they disappear. Itis unfortunate that some transgendered often feel uncomfortable andthey also experience emotional instability after their surgeries(McHugh, 2016). Acting instantly and unconvincingly on one’simpulse to undergo a carnal conversion without considering itsconsequences is a deviance.
Inhis article, McHugh mentions that London’s Portman Clinic andVanderbilt University carried out a survey of boys and girls who hadexperienced the need to change their gender appearance but had notundergone any medical procedure. Approximately 70% to 80% uncoveredthat this fascination faded after some period. However, 25% of thesechildren still have the ambition of undergoing the transition intothe other gender. Johns Hopkins University also carried out anotherresearch. They investigated the effect of the transgender on theindividuals who had experienced surgeries and the persons who hadnot. Their finding was that the medical procedures gave thetransgendered happiness, but they had logical and social challenges(McHugh, 2016).
In2011, Karolinska Institute revealed data they had been collecting foralmost 30 years, about the transgendered. The study indicated thatten years after their sensual alterations, they started going throughemotional and mental instabilities (McHugh, 2016). Additionally,suicidal attempts and mortality rates were high among the transgenderpopulation compared to their counterparts. According to the scholarswho carried out the analysis, detachment and depression may be thecause of the increased suicide rates. The results of the studyexposed the effects and the consequences of transgender medicalprocedures.
Inconclusion, there are groups of people who change their carnalappearances to suit them at the face of a difficult circumstance. Oneexample of such categories is a male inmate who undergoestransformation into womanhood so that he can serve his sentence in awomen’s prison. It is a perfect case of deviation, and such adetainee should not be granted the benefit. In his article, McHughargues that since they committed crimes as males, they should alsoserve their jail terms in the same gender capacity. A transformationfrom a man to a woman and vice versa does not alter a personbiologically. However, it only changes a person’s physicalcharacteristics making him or her masculine or feminine.
McHugh,P. (2016, May 13). Transgender surgery isn’t the solution. TheWall Street Journal. Retrievedfromhttp://www.wsj.com/articles/paul­mchugh­transgender­surgery­isnt­the­solution­1402615120
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