In the news recently is Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono, the used-to-be-daughter-but-now-son born of Sonny Bono, now deceased, and his wife at the time, Cher. I remember cute, little Chastity on TV back in the 70s, at the end of her parents' hour long comedy show being held in Sonny's arms. They made a cute family standing together being viewed by millions every week. Chastity really was an adorable little girl. In all probability she could've grown to be a very attractive woman, but rather today she/he chose the path to be altered to the opposite gender, and now looks like a heavy-set male with soft, feminine facial features and womanly hands.
Here's an interview with Chasity/Chaz about transgender change
I was thinking.........
Chaz can't change her bone structure , but the fat and soft tissues around bone can change with hormones, exercise, and weight loss or gain. Compare the bone structure of a man's to a woman's, For instance, compare pelvic bones. Compare the rib cage and torso, the neck, the head, feet, and facial structures underneath soft tissues give either soft female and male features and characteristics. All different. Mind you sometimes the differences can be very subtle, but for the most part, if you study forensics or anatomy, those differences help determine the gender of a body. Chaz wants to be a male, but she/he can't change everything about her/his body and be a real male.
See the differences of a man's vs woman's hand?
Photo credit: taliesin from morguefile.com
Hormones do play a very important role in gender and sex of the human body. For some time, Chaz has medically been injected with more male hormones to overpower the female hormones in her/his body giving the obvious, male physical characteristics like a deepened voice, bulky muscle mass and male hair growth patterns. But you can't ever change the fact that Chaz was a normal healthy, female first, with chromosomes of a female. That can't be undone or forgotten or changed. Chaz will have to continually take hormones to keep displaying male physical characteristics.
I was thinking if this might be confusing to her/his body and brain? Only Chaz knows or will know.
No matter what the brain thinks it wants, however you were formed in uteri, is the 'original' material you will always have to deal with and consider. That is a fact that can't be overlooked, erased or ignored. Mankind with just enough knowledge to deviate some degree away from the 'original' and try to act like God, can never make a new 'original'. Chastity was female when she was born, and as long as she/he is occupying that body, she/he is locked into what God created her as in uteri. and that fact stands no matter how many hormones or operations she undergoes. She/he has undergone drastic physical changes, but Chaz will never in her/his lifetime experience being a complete male. She/he can only be less feminine, but never a full man.
The photo below shows typical male and female physical characteristics- a male has a stronger angled jaw and brow bones, heavier, thicker facial hair, a longer torso, larger ears ,an Adam's apple, and a narrower pelvis. A female typically has softer facial features, a shorter torso, and a wider set pelvic bones.
Photo credit: azrikhan from morguefile.com
I wonder what sort of medical challenges Chaz, or anyone who's undergone gender-switching, will have to contend with in the future?
God has the title 'Creator' all to Himself. He alone makes the original and no one can alter that fact.
I am not making any statements against any one's personal wishes. I wish the original Chastity, altered to be Chaz, the best.
Here is more interesting content can read about on sex reassignment/transgender change.