真實案例

生理性別-真實案例

丁雪茵、蔡志東、包康寧、陳靜妃、王千倖(民108)。生理性別-真實案例。載於丁雪茵(主編),性別平等教育:教學資源手冊(第一章,頁26-29)。臺北市:心理出版社。

案例A 透納氏症:小女孩,心靈化身巨人!

內容取自自由時報》 2016-02-27
原文網址
https://goo.gl/o5pHLg

〔記者湯世名/彰化報導〕「即使身材嬌小,也能成為心靈巨人!」高雄市透納氏關愛協會理事長柯聿馨,平日細心照顧班上智能障礙的孩子,也耐心陪伴自閉症的孩子,對待特殊兒童如同自己孩子的她,嬌小的身軀散發出正向能量,光看外表,任誰也無法得知,她自己就是罕見的「透納氏女孩」。

高雄市透納氏關愛協會理事長柯聿馨分享她的心路歷程,並鼓勵病童及家屬。(記者 / 湯世名 攝)

高雄市透納氏關愛協會理事長柯聿馨分享她的心路歷程,並鼓勵病童及家屬。(記者 / 湯世名 攝)

高雄市透納氏關愛協會理事長柯聿馨(中)今天到彰化基督教兒童醫院進行聯誼。(記者湯世名攝)

柯聿馨今天前來彰化基督教兒童醫院進行聯誼,分享其個人心路歷程,她並鼓勵病童及家屬正面對待自己,愈能得到別人的理解並融入社會,期待每位透納氏癥女孩都能像她一樣,即使身材嬌小也能成為心靈巨人。

32 歲的柯聿馨說,她從小因身體狀況不好常進出醫院,母親請醫師特別為身材矮小的她檢查,儘管當時已隱約覺得生長速度較同齡的孩子緩慢,卻一直無法找出病因,直到小學三年級,輾轉找到當時在高雄醫學大學附設醫院執醫的趙美琴,這才確診為透納氏症。

自確診為透納氏症之後,她即開始接受生長激素治療,每天在固定時間在大腿上施打,生長激素的治療奏效,因此在國小三年級時,原本 119 公分的身高,施打 1 年後,長高了 8 公分之多。

升上國二,在生長激素的成效遞減之後,青春期的她需要再補充女性賀爾蒙及黃體激素,以導引女性特徵發展,但當時社會上對於黃體激素有致癌的疑慮,因此直到高二才又繼續接受治療;現在的她,身高 154 公分,除了持續補充黃體激素直到更年期,與其他女性沒有兩樣。

她說,求學過程中,跟其他女孩一樣,面臨課業的壓力與生活挑戰,但求職時,卻多了一層考量,由於透納氏症在生育上懷孕機率小、風險高,心裡早已打定主意,不孕育下一代,因此在選擇工作時,毅然投入特教行列,期待把熱情與愛心灌注給特殊兒童。

彰基兒童醫院遺傳科主任趙美琴表示,過去大家認為透納氏正症小孩長的小,腎臟、心臟不好,甚至智能不好,其實,不會有這樣的問題,她常會告訴產前找她檢查的家長,請他們上網看透納氏症小孩,有很多都唸很好的學校。

趙美琴解釋說,透納氏症(Turnur syndrome)不是病,衹是與生俱有的一個X染色體出了問題,造成臨床上有輕或重的缺憾;一般女性有 46 條染色體,包含兩條X染色體,但受精卵或精子在細胞分裂過程中發生錯誤,少了一條 X 染色體或其中一條 X 染色體構造缺損,即造成透納氏症。

透納氏症女孩最大的困擾是,從兒童時期發育特別遲緩,她們的面貌很正常,少部分有蹼狀頸或較短頸部。嬰兒時期手背腳背淋巴水腫在滿月後會消失,約有 17% 透納氏症女孩有心雜音。雖然透納氏症女孩缺乏青春期前急速生長現象,青春期的第二性徵發育幾乎不出現,但是她們行為表現及智力發展都很正常。

案例 B 柯林菲特氏症:男女同身的哀愁

內容取自蘋果及時 2018/08/19
原文網址: https://goo.gl/yJ1DuX

簡介:

他(化名貓哥)是生理男性,小時候看起來跟其他男孩一樣,青春期之後,胸部變得較大。30 歲結婚後,因為三年太太都沒懷孕,經身體檢查後才知道他原來完全沒有精蟲,原來是柯林菲特氏症,性染色體比一般人多了一個X(47, XXY)。這對他來說,是一個很大的打擊。

因為他的女性荷爾蒙高於男性荷爾蒙,在 44 歲時,醫生建議他施打男性荷爾蒙,但是藥很貴且副作用大。後來,醫生讓他改為口服女性荷爾蒙,但如此一來胸部就變得更大了。若都不吃藥,他的器官很可能會損壞。

由於他的外表跟一般男性不同,生活中常被欺負。有些人稱他為「陰陽人」,讓他很不舒服、覺得被歧視。柯林菲特氏症只是染色體異常,國內醫界並不認為它屬於雙性人。患者通常手腳長、外表白淨、睪丸較小,但健康狀況及壽命跟一般人差不多,有些人仍能正常生活、且也有生育機會。有人甚至終其一生都不會發現自己是柯林菲特氏症患者。

我身體裡的「他」和「她」:台灣雙性人‧貓哥
(影片) https://goo.gl/tYHGPL

發佈日期:2017年10月25日
我身體裡的「他」和「她」-台灣雙性人貓哥 採訪製作:詹婉如

活了大半生後,才知道自己不是男人,是什麼樣的心情?貓哥是台灣首位站出來的47XXY柯林菲特氏症雙性人(Intersex),直到33歲結婚後,他與太太多年無法生育,檢查得知自己是雙性人。即便一時之間很難接受,但貓哥這些年來,不但成立網路社團幫助更多雙性人家庭,更首度在央廣平台公開自己,只為讓外界知道,雙性人不喜歡「陰陽人」這類羞辱性字眼,且他們可以過得很好,應被公平對待。

案例 C 雄性激素不敏感症(AIS):打破禁忌 比利時著名模特公開「雙性人」身份

內容取自 BBC NEWS 中文 2017-01-24
  
原文網址:

https://www.bbc.com/zhongwen/trad/world-38735125

奧蒂爾出生時患有雄激素不敏感綜合徵(AIS),這使得女孩體內有男性染色體。

比利時一著名的時裝模特公開自己是「雙性人」。她說,希望以此來打破人們對這一話題的禁忌。

現年 29 歲的奧蒂爾(Hanne Gaby Odiele)出生時患有隱睾症。10 歲時,她因醫生警告這可能致癌而將睾丸切除。

「雙性人」出生時同時具有男女的性特徵。根據聯合國的數據,全球共有 1.7% 人口有這種症狀。奧蒂爾出生時患有雄激素不敏感綜合徵(AIS),這使得女孩體內有男性染色體。

打破禁忌

「現在打破這一禁忌,對我人生十分重要」,她在接受《今日美國》訪問時這樣說。她還透露,早在 10 歲時,她就知道自己不能生育,也不會有月經。「我知道我的身體有問題。」18 歲時,奧蒂爾再次進行手術,重建她的陰道。

「雙性人也沒有什麼大不了的」,她說。不過她表示,這一過程讓她感到十分不適,因此她希望以此讓其他父母們不要讓孩子經歷這樣的手術。

同為模特的丈夫斯瓦特可(John Swiatek)對《今日美國》說,他對妻子如此坦誠感到「極其自豪」。著名的《Vogue 時裝雜誌》對奧蒂爾的這一做法也大家讚賞,說她的這一舉動「需要巨大的勇氣」。

案例 D 腎上腺增生症(CAH):腎上腺增生症作祟,雌雄難辨 

內容取自 中時電子報 2015-10-21  
原文網址:  https://goo.gl/MsBv81

台東小男嬰因嚴重尿道下裂合併隱睪症,原要手術開刀治療,照超音波找不到睪丸,深入診斷發現罹患罕見腎上腺增生症導致陰蒂及陰唇肥厚,乍看像是小陰莖和陰囊,其實是如假包換的女嬰,經賀爾蒙治療、陰道整形已漸恢復女性性徵。

收治女嬰的義大醫院小兒科醫師陳亮宇指出,女嬰出生被診斷尿道下裂及隱睪症,從台東轉來有輕微電解質異常,診斷是脫水、鹽分流失的失鹽症造成,做超音波發現腎上腺腫大,奇怪是找不到睪丸,詳細檢查發現罹患罕見先天性腎上腺增生症。

他表示,腎上腺增生症會刺激體內的雄激素增加,引起女生性徵異常變成俗稱「假性陰陽人」,從女嬰陰唇異常肥厚,陰蒂過長像男生「小雞雞」,還有尿道、陰道合併症狀,是嚴重性徵顛倒、性別錯亂案例,難怪父母難辨雌雄誤認成男嬰。

這名女嬰經2年賀爾蒙治療,隨即接受泌尿生殖器重建整形術,性徵恢復狀況良好,若未及早發現當男孩養,通常直到父母發現小男生怎麼常跑女廁,青春期乳房突出、有月經才驚覺搞錯性別。

他說,腎上腺增生症必須父母皆帶有此缺陷基因,才會生出性徵異常女嬰,發生率為 1/2萬,目前全台約 300 例。女孩兒們得一輩子接受賀爾蒙治療,現在最年長病患已 30 歲,未婚。

性別認同-真實案例

丁雪茵、蔡志東、包康寧、陳靜妃、王千倖(民108)。性別認同-真實案例。載於丁雪茵(主編),性別平等教育:教學資源手冊(第二章,頁53-55)。臺北市:心理出版社。

案例 A  英國健兒女變男:性別像被人偷走

內容取自 ETtoday新聞雲 2015-08-12 國際中心/綜合報導
原文網址:
https://goo.gl/kU6QM2
英文報導:https://goo.gl/uhZ1q1

Copyright:Kerry Davies/Daily Mail 09/08/2015
FEMAIL MAGAZINE
Joe Holliday who used to be JOELLA at his home in Lincolnshire.

造化弄人!家住英國的男子霍利迪(Joel Holliday),1988 年出生時就罹患罕見的「泄殖腔外翻」(cloacal exstrophy),導致他尿道和消化道無法完全合攏,難以判定確切的性別。醫生進行多方研判後,認為嬰孩是男生的機率較大,因此建議父母把他當男孩扶養,接著⋯⋯

《Lincolnshire Echo》報導,由於從小性徵就不明顯,這對父母只好細心地照顧孩子,甚至中間還因醫生誤判,讓他經歷一段「由男變女」的時期,名字也從 Joel 改成 Joella;值得一提的是,「改變性別」在當時的英國不被廣泛接受,孩子的母親因此四處奔走,請求媒體和社會名流協助,終於在 Joella 九歲那年,他在法律上的性別成為了女性。

在這段過程中,Joella 飽受同學欺負,在學校還常被人亂掀裙子。然而到了青春期,Joella 發現自己比較喜歡足球和車,而且對女生有莫名好感;被這些問題困擾已久的他,終於在 25 歲找了一位研究荷爾蒙的專家進行檢查,經過幾周等待,Joella 才發現自己是個男生,因為染色體的排列證明了一切。

「這一切讓我很驚訝,我真的是個男人!」Joella 如此說道,並在隨後將名字改回 Joel。他對媒體表示,自己的性別先前好像被人偷走一般,如今終於又找回來了;他除了開始攝取睪酮素,也向外科醫生預約塑造人造器官的手術,希望自己的生活能快快步上正軌。

案例 B 美奧運金牌國手變性登雜誌封面女郎

內容取自:關鍵評論 2015.06.02
原文網址:
https://goo.gl/8YD5AF

曾締造奧運男子十項全能世界紀錄的美國國手布魯斯詹納(Bruce Jenner)變性成為女兒身後,6 月 1 日公布新名凱特琳(Caitlyn),還秀出性感的雜誌封面照,照片由曾為女星黛咪摩爾(Demi Moore)拍攝懷孕大肚照的著名攝影師安妮.萊柏維茲(Annie Leibovitz)親自操刀。受到各界激賞。

法新社報導,65 歲的凱特琳.詹納今天高調亮相,受到 LGBT(男女同志、雙性戀者以及跨性別者)團體和許多支持者熱烈歡迎,她的家人,包括前繼女實境秀女星金卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)也表示力挺。

NOWnews 報導,原來詹納早在 8、9 歲時,就會趁家人不在,偷穿母親或姊妹的衣服,他說:「我當時也不知道為什麼我會這樣做,只知道這會使我感覺良好。」詹納在當時就感覺到了自己與他人不同,但由於時代的社會氛圍限制,他只能孤單地承受這一切,延續著謊言。

蘋果報導,詹納 1949 年 10 月出生在紐約市郊,曾在 1976 年贏得奧運十項全能金牌。他曾三度結婚,最後一次迎娶了金卡戴珊的母親克莉絲(Kris),並隨同出現在卡戴珊家人的實境秀節目中。詹納於去年 12 月再次離婚,4 月在電視訪問中宣布變性,成為美國至今公開變性身份者中最具名氣的人。而詹納變性的決定獲前妻和子女支持,讓他決定勇於公開變性的「秘密」。

中央社報導,根據金氏世界紀錄網站貼文,凱特琳.詹納的推特(Twitter)帳號今天只花 4 小時又 3 分鐘就累積 100 萬追蹤者,不僅刷新世界紀錄,也打破最近才啟用個人推特帳號的美國總統歐巴馬紀錄。歐巴馬官方帳號 @POTUS 日前花了 4 小時 30 分累積 100 萬粉絲,今天的粉絲人數已經來到 254 萬人。

《浮華世界》(Vanity Fair)公布7月號封面後,凱特琳詹納在推特上發出第1則推文:「經過這麼久的掙扎,我好開心終於能夠活出真實的自己。」她還說:「歡迎來到這個世界,凱特琳。等不及讓你好好認識她(我)。」她在封面照中頂著一頭棕色卷髮,身穿米白色低胸連身衣,女人味十足。

東網報導,封面照一出即獲得多位樂壇巨星留言力撐,百變天后Lady Gaga更感謝凱特琳成為所有人生命的一部分,並以身作則去改變人類的思想。而女兒凱莉.詹納(Kylie Jenner)和金卡戴珊等亦大讚她漂亮。另外,有指Bruce沒有選用K字為首的新名字,是想與Kardashian家族劃清界線。她在《浮華世界》中的模樣,有不少人認為「撞臉」女星潔西卡蘭芝(Jessica Lange)。

凱特琳.詹納在《浮華世界》網站公布的影片中說:「布魯斯總是得說謊,總是活在謊言裡。他每天都有祕密,從早到晚。」她說:「凱特琳沒有任何祕密。」

 

案例 C:變性手術八年過後,他決定再次變回男性

Walt Heyer 曾是公司主管,擁有幸福婚姻與兩個孩子,但他在 42 歲那年決定進行變性手術,生理上擁有女性的乳房,也接受女性荷爾蒙治療,並改名為 Laura Jenson。然而,他逐漸發現,外觀上雖然如願成為「女性」,但仍無法滿足空虛的內心,他的痛苦其實是深植於內心的幼年期創傷。八年過後,他決定再次變回男性。Walt Heyer 指出,有些人聲稱變換性別如同變換衣服或髮色一樣,這是非常可怕的。Walt Heyer 現在是一位作家和演說家,並在各地保護想要改變性別的人,以及已經進行變性手術而感到後悔的人。

內容取自WORLD MAGAZINE 2017.01.24 https://goo.gl/tEhysm
Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism(演講影片):https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

※真實案例

丁雪茵、蔡志東、包康寧、陳靜妃、王千倖(民108)。性別認同-真實案例。載於丁雪茵(主編),性別平等教育:教學資源手冊(第二章,頁53-55)。臺北市:心理出版社。

案例 A:英國健兒女變男——性別像被人偷走

內容取自:ETtoday 新聞雲 2015.08.12 https://goo.gl/kU6QM2
英文報導:https://goo.gl/uhZ1q1

Copyright:Kerry Davies/Daily Mail 09/08/2015
FEMAIL MAGAZINE
Joe Holliday who used to be JOELLA at his home in Lincolnshire.

造化弄人!家住英國的男子霍利迪(Joel Holliday),1988 年出生時就罹患罕見的「泄殖腔外翻」(cloacal exstrophy),導致他尿道和消化道無法完全合攏,難以判定確切的性別。醫生進行多方研判後,認為嬰孩是男生的機率較大,因此建議父母把他當男孩扶養,接著⋯⋯

《Lincolnshire Echo》報導,由於從小性徵就不明顯,這對父母只好細心地照顧孩子,甚至中間還因醫生誤判,讓他經歷一段「由男變女」的時期,名字也從 Joel 改成 Joella;值得一提的是,「改變性別」在當時的英國不被廣泛接受,孩子的母親因此四處奔走,請求媒體和社會名流協助,終於在 Joella 九歲那年,他在法律上的性別成為了女性。

在這段過程中,Joella 飽受同學欺負,在學校還常被人亂掀裙子。然而到了青春期,Joella 發現自己比較喜歡足球和車,而且對女生有莫名好感;被這些問題困擾已久的他,終於在 25 歲找了一位研究荷爾蒙的專家進行檢查,經過幾周等待,Joella 才發現自己是個男生,因為染色體的排列證明了一切。

「這一切讓我很驚訝,我真的是個男人!」Joella 如此說道,並在隨後將名字改回 Joel。他對媒體表示,自己的性別先前好像被人偷走一般,如今終於又找回來了;他除了開始攝取睪酮素,也向外科醫生預約塑造人造器官的手術,希望自己的生活能快快步上正軌。

案例 B:美奧運金牌國手變性登雜誌封面女郎

內容取自:關鍵評論 2015.06.02 https://goo.gl/8YD5AF

曾締造奧運男子十項全能世界紀錄的美國國手布魯斯詹納(Bruce Jenner)變性成為女兒身後,6 月 1 日公布新名凱特琳(Caitlyn),還秀出性感的雜誌封面照,照片由曾為女星黛咪摩爾(Demi Moore)拍攝懷孕大肚照的著名攝影師安妮.萊柏維茲(Annie Leibovitz)親自操刀。受到各界激賞。

法新社報導,65 歲的凱特琳.詹納今天高調亮相,受到 LGBT(男女同志、雙性戀者以及跨性別者)團體和許多支持者熱烈歡迎,她的家人,包括前繼女實境秀女星金卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)也表示力挺。

NOWnews 報導,原來詹納早在 8、9 歲時,就會趁家人不在,偷穿母親或姊妹的衣服,他說:「我當時也不知道為什麼我會這樣做,只知道這會使我感覺良好。」詹納在當時就感覺到了自己與他人不同,但由於時代的社會氛圍限制,他只能孤單地承受這一切,延續著謊言。

蘋果報導,詹納 1949 年 10 月出生在紐約市郊,曾在 1976 年贏得奧運十項全能金牌。他曾三度結婚,最後一次迎娶了金卡戴珊的母親克莉絲(Kris),並隨同出現在卡戴珊家人的實境秀節目中。詹納於去年 12 月再次離婚,4 月在電視訪問中宣布變性,成為美國至今公開變性身份者中最具名氣的人。而詹納變性的決定獲前妻和子女支持,讓他決定勇於公開變性的「秘密」。

中央社報導,根據金氏世界紀錄網站貼文,凱特琳.詹納的推特(Twitter)帳號今天只花 4 小時又 3 分鐘就累積 100 萬追蹤者,不僅刷新世界紀錄,也打破最近才啟用個人推特帳號的美國總統歐巴馬紀錄。歐巴馬官方帳號 @POTUS 日前花了 4 小時 30 分累積 100 萬粉絲,今天的粉絲人數已經來到 254 萬人。

《浮華世界》(Vanity Fair)公布7月號封面後,凱特琳詹納在推特上發出第1則推文:「經過這麼久的掙扎,我好開心終於能夠活出真實的自己。」她還說:「歡迎來到這個世界,凱特琳。等不及讓你好好認識她(我)。」她在封面照中頂著一頭棕色卷髮,身穿米白色低胸連身衣,女人味十足。

東網報導,封面照一出即獲得多位樂壇巨星留言力撐,百變天后Lady Gaga更感謝凱特琳成為所有人生命的一部分,並以身作則去改變人類的思想。而女兒凱莉.詹納(Kylie Jenner)和金卡戴珊等亦大讚她漂亮。另外,有指Bruce沒有選用K字為首的新名字,是想與Kardashian家族劃清界線。她在《浮華世界》中的模樣,有不少人認為「撞臉」女星潔西卡蘭芝(Jessica Lange)。

凱特琳.詹納在《浮華世界》網站公布的影片中說:「布魯斯總是得說謊,總是活在謊言裡。他每天都有祕密,從早到晚。」她說:「凱特琳沒有任何祕密。」

 

案例 C 變性手術八年過後,他決定再次變回男性

簡介

Walt Heyer 曾是公司主管,擁有幸福婚姻與兩個孩子,但他在 42 歲那年決定進行變性手術,生理上擁有女性的乳房,也接受女性荷爾蒙治療,並改名為 Laura Jenson。然而,他逐漸發現,外觀上雖然如願成為「女性」,但仍無法滿足空虛的內心,他的痛苦其實是深植於內心的幼年期創傷。八年過後,他決定再次變回男性。Walt Heyer 指出,有些人聲稱變換性別如同變換衣服或髮色一樣,這是非常可怕的。Walt Heyer 現在是一位作家和演說家,並在各地保護想要改變性別的人,以及已經進行變性手術而感到後悔的人。

以下內容取自 WORLD MAGAZINE 2017-01-24
原文網址:https://goo.gl/tEhysm(英文)
Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism
(演講影片)https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

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Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism(演講影片)
https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

 

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https://goo.gl/tEhysm(英文)

Walt’s story
Walt Heyer is a man again, and he has a manly purpose: protect the vulnerable from the transgender movement
by Sophia Lee                                                  Post Date: March 30, 2017 – Issue Date: April 15, 2017

Walt’s story

Walt Heyer

Laura, Laura, can you hear me?”

The surgical nurse’s call was the first thing Walt Heyer heard when he opened his eyes. He felt a strange jolt: She called him Laura. Laura Jensen, not Walter James Heyer, his birth name. Despite the post-surgery fog, Heyer/Jensen drew in a sharp intake of euphoria: Finally, at age 42, he did it! Finally, he felt free from the guilt, shame, and confusion, saddled over decades of cross-dressing. Surgical tools had fixed nature’s mistake: He was now a she, and Walt was an ugly past.

Those were Heyer’s thoughts in April 1983 while lying at a 70-bed hospital in Trinidad, Colo., then known as the “Sex-Change Capital of the World.” He had already undergone breast and butt implants, removed his facial hair through painful electrolysis, and shaved his nose into a pixielike one. With a smear of lipstick and a form-flattering outfit over his petite frame, Heyer could almost “pass” for a woman.

But it wasn’t long before Heyer realized he would never completely be a woman. So what was he? At first, Heyer was bewildered: He had done everything the experts had recommended. Why was he still troubled? Familiar companions—depression, distress, and unrest—crawled back. He had blown $50,000 on multiple surgeries—and in the process, lost his 17-year-long marriage, a high-paying career, and irreplaceable organs. That he had lost everything to a gross, permanent mistake horrified him: Oh God, what had he done?

In all appearances, Walt Heyer grew up a normal, healthy guy in Los Angeles, but inside he wrestled an invisible female personality named Christal who sought dominion over his male self.

Christal birthed when he was a little boy twirling in a purple chiffon evening dress that Grandma Mamy had sewn for him. That kid saw the approval in Grandma’s eyes and compliments—something he so longed for from his own parents. By age 6, Heyer lay in bed wondering what it would be like as a girl. Grandma Mamy’s private fashion show “planted that seed” in him, then sexual abuse from his uncle twisted young Heyer’s mind further. The more pain he felt, the more he retreated into an imaginary world, where he fantasized about white gowns and motherhood.

    ‘Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.’

Gradually, that fantasy became an obsession: “Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.”

He soon began cross-dressing in private, borrowing his mother’s clothes and even digging up blouses from his neighbors’ trash. The more he dressed as a girl, the more he wished he were female. That impossible wish seemed possible when Christine Jorgensen—the first transgender celebrity in America—splashed across headlines and TV screens. For the first time Heyer, then 15, found his label as a transgender: “Wow, that’s me! This is so cool; this is who I am!”

Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Christine Jorgensen (Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Six years later, Heyer became engaged to a woman (many transgenders are not homosexual). One day, he invited her to his apartment, then walked out of his bedroom wearing a red skirt and blouse. His young fiancée cocked an eyebrow and said, “We’ll work through it.”

Heyer married in 1962, hoping marriage would “fix” his issue, whatever it was. It didn’t. He and his wife had a daughter and a son, but that didn’t cure him either. He soon began drinking harder and frequenting transvestite-friendly bars in full feminine getup. Someone at a bar referred Heyer to Paul Walker, a psychologist and founding president of an organization now known as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). A mere three sessions later, Walker diagnosed Heyer with gender dysphoria and recommended surgery.

Heyer sneaked up to Colorado for the operation with world-renowned sex-change surgeon Stanley Biber. But the day before surgery, he panicked and backed out. Heyer then confessed to his wife what he had almost done. It was a cry for help, but his wife, fed up, filed for divorce. Heyer’s daughter stopped talking to him, while his confused teenage son continued to meet him but one day blurted: “I wish you had cancer. At least then I can tell people what’s wrong with you.”

By then Christal, the little girl in young Heyer’s head, had morphed into Andrea, who wasn’t content with cross-dressing. She wanted surgery.

A year after his divorce, Heyer once again gained approval from Walker to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. This time, he went through with it. He’d already lost his family—what more did he have to lose?

Plenty more, he soon learned: His company terminated his employment. He blew his six-month severance pay on more cosmetic surgeries, hormone therapy, and child support.

He slid back into drinking, and each night, he cried himself to sleep, deeply depressed, suicidal, and isolated. Then one day in 1985, a Christian counselor connected Heyer to a pastor’s family willing to try to help him.

Heyer wore a snug red sweater, bright red lipstick, and matching nail polish the day he knocked on the door of Roy and Bonita Thompson’s house in Pleasanton, Calif. “Well, this is obviously going to be interesting,” Roy Thompson remembers thinking, but Heyer stayed nine months and won the entire family with his kindness and quirky humor.

Walter Heyer today. (Steve Craft)

Meanwhile, Heyer’s two selves warred inside him. The Thompsons never knew who would walk out of the bedroom each day—Walt or Laura—and constantly mixed up the pronouns. One Fuller Seminary–trained counselor, flummoxed by Heyer’s gender flip-flopping, advised him “to curse Walt and bless Laura.” Another therapist assured Heyer that surgery had been the right treatment for him. Just give it time, she advised.

Nobody knew how to help, but some knew God could. A pastor and two staff women of Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, Calif., gathered a team of about 30 people who committed to loving Heyer through prayers and financial support. In return, Heyer wrote his support team weekly prayer letters detailing his struggles. Heyer’s life soon revolved around church, AA meetings, and work.

The day Heyer decided to return to church as Walt, the pastor invited Heyer onstage to testify. The entire congregation stood up and applauded. “It was spellbinding,” recalled Pat Portman, the woman who connected Heyer to his support team. “It was the story of a broken, broken, broken life redeemed by God Almighty.”

Detransitioning to Walt was messy, but Heyer received multiple confirmations that he had made the right choice. Walker, the therapist who had approved his surgery, wrote Heyer an apology: “In approving sex reassignment surgery, I had seen too many cases of post-surgical regret. … I assure you that I share, as best I can, some of your pain that this mistake has caused you.” That singular word—“mistake”—shook Heyer to his core.

Later, multiple therapists diagnosed Heyer as having dissociative disorder—also known as multiple personality disorder, characterized by disconnection from one’s identity as a defense mechanism against psychological trauma. A flood of emotions besieged him: He was livid, then crushed, then gasping from panic attacks. But slowly, he made the steps to recover: He quit his job, temporarily moved back with the Thompsons, and daily met with a psychotherapist who specialized in dissociative disorders.

Once, as his psychotherapist prayed out loud for him, Heyer saw a vision of a white-robed Jesus scooping him up into His arms and saying, “You are now safe with me forever.” Heyer pinpoints that moment as his turning point.

Walter Heyer previously as a woman. (Handout)

Today, Heyer’s birth records once again identify him as Walt Heyer, male. He no longer cross-dresses or drinks. He even met a tech geek named Kaycee who in 1997 became his second wife. After months of friendship, Heyer asked Kaycee whether she minded that he had a broken body. She said, “Everybody’s broken. You’re just broken on the outside, Walt.”

But some things cannot be restored. Even now, Heyer breaks down into tears when he remembers his family. “I was so selfish to my ex-wife and kids,” he said, then paused to control his spilling tears. “I would give … I would give anything. Anything to change that.”

Heyer watched the public fawning over Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn with horror and grief: “The media is lying through their teeth, glorifying it, glamorizing it. Not one word of caution, not one word about the prevalence of suicide among transgenders!” He knew from experience how such publicity can affect young minds.

Now 76, Heyer will never need a razor or get his male organs back, but he acts and looks like a man, and spreading awareness about transgender regret has become his full-time job. He has written books and articles and spoken at churches, universities, and conferences, and he runs a website, sexchangeregret.com.

He knows he is fighting a powerful, well-funded LGBT narrative, but he also knows he’s not alone: He says he’s received thousands of “heart-wrenching, desperate” emails from people who also regret having sex-change surgery. “God has prepared me to speak out at this time for this purpose,” he said. “No matter how painful it’s been, I’m serving God in this way.”  —Sophia Lee

–Also in this series on transgenderism: “Suffer the children” / “Sounding the alarm”

 

※真實案例

丁雪茵、蔡志東、包康寧、陳靜妃、王千倖(民108)。性別認同-真實案例。載於丁雪茵(主編),性別平等教育:教學資源手冊(第二章,頁53-55)。臺北市:心理出版社。

案例 A:英國健兒女變男——性別像被人偷走

內容取自:ETtoday 新聞雲 2015.08.12 https://goo.gl/kU6QM2
英文報導:https://goo.gl/uhZ1q1

Copyright:Kerry Davies/Daily Mail 09/08/2015
FEMAIL MAGAZINE
Joe Holliday who used to be JOELLA at his home in Lincolnshire.

造化弄人!家住英國的男子霍利迪(Joel Holliday),1988 年出生時就罹患罕見的「泄殖腔外翻」(cloacal exstrophy),導致他尿道和消化道無法完全合攏,難以判定確切的性別。醫生進行多方研判後,認為嬰孩是男生的機率較大,因此建議父母把他當男孩扶養,接著⋯⋯

《Lincolnshire Echo》報導,由於從小性徵就不明顯,這對父母只好細心地照顧孩子,甚至中間還因醫生誤判,讓他經歷一段「由男變女」的時期,名字也從 Joel 改成 Joella;值得一提的是,「改變性別」在當時的英國不被廣泛接受,孩子的母親因此四處奔走,請求媒體和社會名流協助,終於在 Joella 九歲那年,他在法律上的性別成為了女性。

在這段過程中,Joella 飽受同學欺負,在學校還常被人亂掀裙子。然而到了青春期,Joella 發現自己比較喜歡足球和車,而且對女生有莫名好感;被這些問題困擾已久的他,終於在 25 歲找了一位研究荷爾蒙的專家進行檢查,經過幾周等待,Joella 才發現自己是個男生,因為染色體的排列證明了一切。

「這一切讓我很驚訝,我真的是個男人!」Joella 如此說道,並在隨後將名字改回 Joel。他對媒體表示,自己的性別先前好像被人偷走一般,如今終於又找回來了;他除了開始攝取睪酮素,也向外科醫生預約塑造人造器官的手術,希望自己的生活能快快步上正軌。

案例 B:美奧運金牌國手變性登雜誌封面女郎

內容取自:關鍵評論 2015.06.02 https://goo.gl/8YD5AF

曾締造奧運男子十項全能世界紀錄的美國國手布魯斯詹納(Bruce Jenner)變性成為女兒身後,6 月 1 日公布新名凱特琳(Caitlyn),還秀出性感的雜誌封面照,照片由曾為女星黛咪摩爾(Demi Moore)拍攝懷孕大肚照的著名攝影師安妮.萊柏維茲(Annie Leibovitz)親自操刀。受到各界激賞。

法新社報導,65 歲的凱特琳.詹納今天高調亮相,受到 LGBT(男女同志、雙性戀者以及跨性別者)團體和許多支持者熱烈歡迎,她的家人,包括前繼女實境秀女星金卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)也表示力挺。

NOWnews 報導,原來詹納早在 8、9 歲時,就會趁家人不在,偷穿母親或姊妹的衣服,他說:「我當時也不知道為什麼我會這樣做,只知道這會使我感覺良好。」詹納在當時就感覺到了自己與他人不同,但由於時代的社會氛圍限制,他只能孤單地承受這一切,延續著謊言。

蘋果報導,詹納 1949 年 10 月出生在紐約市郊,曾在 1976 年贏得奧運十項全能金牌。他曾三度結婚,最後一次迎娶了金卡戴珊的母親克莉絲(Kris),並隨同出現在卡戴珊家人的實境秀節目中。詹納於去年 12 月再次離婚,4 月在電視訪問中宣布變性,成為美國至今公開變性身份者中最具名氣的人。而詹納變性的決定獲前妻和子女支持,讓他決定勇於公開變性的「秘密」。

中央社報導,根據金氏世界紀錄網站貼文,凱特琳.詹納的推特(Twitter)帳號今天只花 4 小時又 3 分鐘就累積 100 萬追蹤者,不僅刷新世界紀錄,也打破最近才啟用個人推特帳號的美國總統歐巴馬紀錄。歐巴馬官方帳號 @POTUS 日前花了 4 小時 30 分累積 100 萬粉絲,今天的粉絲人數已經來到 254 萬人。

《浮華世界》(Vanity Fair)公布7月號封面後,凱特琳詹納在推特上發出第1則推文:「經過這麼久的掙扎,我好開心終於能夠活出真實的自己。」她還說:「歡迎來到這個世界,凱特琳。等不及讓你好好認識她(我)。」她在封面照中頂著一頭棕色卷髮,身穿米白色低胸連身衣,女人味十足。

東網報導,封面照一出即獲得多位樂壇巨星留言力撐,百變天后Lady Gaga更感謝凱特琳成為所有人生命的一部分,並以身作則去改變人類的思想。而女兒凱莉.詹納(Kylie Jenner)和金卡戴珊等亦大讚她漂亮。另外,有指Bruce沒有選用K字為首的新名字,是想與Kardashian家族劃清界線。她在《浮華世界》中的模樣,有不少人認為「撞臉」女星潔西卡蘭芝(Jessica Lange)。

凱特琳.詹納在《浮華世界》網站公布的影片中說:「布魯斯總是得說謊,總是活在謊言裡。他每天都有祕密,從早到晚。」她說:「凱特琳沒有任何祕密。」

 

案例 C 變性手術八年過後,他決定再次變回男性

簡介

Walt Heyer 曾是公司主管,擁有幸福婚姻與兩個孩子,但他在 42 歲那年決定進行變性手術,生理上擁有女性的乳房,也接受女性荷爾蒙治療,並改名為 Laura Jenson。然而,他逐漸發現,外觀上雖然如願成為「女性」,但仍無法滿足空虛的內心,他的痛苦其實是深植於內心的幼年期創傷。八年過後,他決定再次變回男性。Walt Heyer 指出,有些人聲稱變換性別如同變換衣服或髮色一樣,這是非常可怕的。Walt Heyer 現在是一位作家和演說家,並在各地保護想要改變性別的人,以及已經進行變性手術而感到後悔的人。

以下內容取自 WORLD MAGAZINE 2017-01-24
原文網址:https://goo.gl/tEhysm(英文)
Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism
(演講影片)https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

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Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism(演講影片)
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Walt’s story
Walt Heyer is a man again, and he has a manly purpose: protect the vulnerable from the transgender movement
by Sophia Lee                                                  Post Date: March 30, 2017 – Issue Date: April 15, 2017

Walt’s story

Walt Heyer

Laura, Laura, can you hear me?”

The surgical nurse’s call was the first thing Walt Heyer heard when he opened his eyes. He felt a strange jolt: She called him Laura. Laura Jensen, not Walter James Heyer, his birth name. Despite the post-surgery fog, Heyer/Jensen drew in a sharp intake of euphoria: Finally, at age 42, he did it! Finally, he felt free from the guilt, shame, and confusion, saddled over decades of cross-dressing. Surgical tools had fixed nature’s mistake: He was now a she, and Walt was an ugly past.

Those were Heyer’s thoughts in April 1983 while lying at a 70-bed hospital in Trinidad, Colo., then known as the “Sex-Change Capital of the World.” He had already undergone breast and butt implants, removed his facial hair through painful electrolysis, and shaved his nose into a pixielike one. With a smear of lipstick and a form-flattering outfit over his petite frame, Heyer could almost “pass” for a woman.

But it wasn’t long before Heyer realized he would never completely be a woman. So what was he? At first, Heyer was bewildered: He had done everything the experts had recommended. Why was he still troubled? Familiar companions—depression, distress, and unrest—crawled back. He had blown $50,000 on multiple surgeries—and in the process, lost his 17-year-long marriage, a high-paying career, and irreplaceable organs. That he had lost everything to a gross, permanent mistake horrified him: Oh God, what had he done?

In all appearances, Walt Heyer grew up a normal, healthy guy in Los Angeles, but inside he wrestled an invisible female personality named Christal who sought dominion over his male self.

Christal birthed when he was a little boy twirling in a purple chiffon evening dress that Grandma Mamy had sewn for him. That kid saw the approval in Grandma’s eyes and compliments—something he so longed for from his own parents. By age 6, Heyer lay in bed wondering what it would be like as a girl. Grandma Mamy’s private fashion show “planted that seed” in him, then sexual abuse from his uncle twisted young Heyer’s mind further. The more pain he felt, the more he retreated into an imaginary world, where he fantasized about white gowns and motherhood.

    ‘Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.’

Gradually, that fantasy became an obsession: “Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.”

He soon began cross-dressing in private, borrowing his mother’s clothes and even digging up blouses from his neighbors’ trash. The more he dressed as a girl, the more he wished he were female. That impossible wish seemed possible when Christine Jorgensen—the first transgender celebrity in America—splashed across headlines and TV screens. For the first time Heyer, then 15, found his label as a transgender: “Wow, that’s me! This is so cool; this is who I am!”

Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Christine Jorgensen (Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Six years later, Heyer became engaged to a woman (many transgenders are not homosexual). One day, he invited her to his apartment, then walked out of his bedroom wearing a red skirt and blouse. His young fiancée cocked an eyebrow and said, “We’ll work through it.”

Heyer married in 1962, hoping marriage would “fix” his issue, whatever it was. It didn’t. He and his wife had a daughter and a son, but that didn’t cure him either. He soon began drinking harder and frequenting transvestite-friendly bars in full feminine getup. Someone at a bar referred Heyer to Paul Walker, a psychologist and founding president of an organization now known as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). A mere three sessions later, Walker diagnosed Heyer with gender dysphoria and recommended surgery.

Heyer sneaked up to Colorado for the operation with world-renowned sex-change surgeon Stanley Biber. But the day before surgery, he panicked and backed out. Heyer then confessed to his wife what he had almost done. It was a cry for help, but his wife, fed up, filed for divorce. Heyer’s daughter stopped talking to him, while his confused teenage son continued to meet him but one day blurted: “I wish you had cancer. At least then I can tell people what’s wrong with you.”

By then Christal, the little girl in young Heyer’s head, had morphed into Andrea, who wasn’t content with cross-dressing. She wanted surgery.

A year after his divorce, Heyer once again gained approval from Walker to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. This time, he went through with it. He’d already lost his family—what more did he have to lose?

Plenty more, he soon learned: His company terminated his employment. He blew his six-month severance pay on more cosmetic surgeries, hormone therapy, and child support.

He slid back into drinking, and each night, he cried himself to sleep, deeply depressed, suicidal, and isolated. Then one day in 1985, a Christian counselor connected Heyer to a pastor’s family willing to try to help him.

Heyer wore a snug red sweater, bright red lipstick, and matching nail polish the day he knocked on the door of Roy and Bonita Thompson’s house in Pleasanton, Calif. “Well, this is obviously going to be interesting,” Roy Thompson remembers thinking, but Heyer stayed nine months and won the entire family with his kindness and quirky humor.

Walter Heyer today. (Steve Craft)

Meanwhile, Heyer’s two selves warred inside him. The Thompsons never knew who would walk out of the bedroom each day—Walt or Laura—and constantly mixed up the pronouns. One Fuller Seminary–trained counselor, flummoxed by Heyer’s gender flip-flopping, advised him “to curse Walt and bless Laura.” Another therapist assured Heyer that surgery had been the right treatment for him. Just give it time, she advised.

Nobody knew how to help, but some knew God could. A pastor and two staff women of Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, Calif., gathered a team of about 30 people who committed to loving Heyer through prayers and financial support. In return, Heyer wrote his support team weekly prayer letters detailing his struggles. Heyer’s life soon revolved around church, AA meetings, and work.

The day Heyer decided to return to church as Walt, the pastor invited Heyer onstage to testify. The entire congregation stood up and applauded. “It was spellbinding,” recalled Pat Portman, the woman who connected Heyer to his support team. “It was the story of a broken, broken, broken life redeemed by God Almighty.”

Detransitioning to Walt was messy, but Heyer received multiple confirmations that he had made the right choice. Walker, the therapist who had approved his surgery, wrote Heyer an apology: “In approving sex reassignment surgery, I had seen too many cases of post-surgical regret. … I assure you that I share, as best I can, some of your pain that this mistake has caused you.” That singular word—“mistake”—shook Heyer to his core.

Later, multiple therapists diagnosed Heyer as having dissociative disorder—also known as multiple personality disorder, characterized by disconnection from one’s identity as a defense mechanism against psychological trauma. A flood of emotions besieged him: He was livid, then crushed, then gasping from panic attacks. But slowly, he made the steps to recover: He quit his job, temporarily moved back with the Thompsons, and daily met with a psychotherapist who specialized in dissociative disorders.

Once, as his psychotherapist prayed out loud for him, Heyer saw a vision of a white-robed Jesus scooping him up into His arms and saying, “You are now safe with me forever.” Heyer pinpoints that moment as his turning point.

Walter Heyer previously as a woman. (Handout)

Today, Heyer’s birth records once again identify him as Walt Heyer, male. He no longer cross-dresses or drinks. He even met a tech geek named Kaycee who in 1997 became his second wife. After months of friendship, Heyer asked Kaycee whether she minded that he had a broken body. She said, “Everybody’s broken. You’re just broken on the outside, Walt.”

But some things cannot be restored. Even now, Heyer breaks down into tears when he remembers his family. “I was so selfish to my ex-wife and kids,” he said, then paused to control his spilling tears. “I would give … I would give anything. Anything to change that.”

Heyer watched the public fawning over Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn with horror and grief: “The media is lying through their teeth, glorifying it, glamorizing it. Not one word of caution, not one word about the prevalence of suicide among transgenders!” He knew from experience how such publicity can affect young minds.

Now 76, Heyer will never need a razor or get his male organs back, but he acts and looks like a man, and spreading awareness about transgender regret has become his full-time job. He has written books and articles and spoken at churches, universities, and conferences, and he runs a website, sexchangeregret.com.

He knows he is fighting a powerful, well-funded LGBT narrative, but he also knows he’s not alone: He says he’s received thousands of “heart-wrenching, desperate” emails from people who also regret having sex-change surgery. “God has prepared me to speak out at this time for this purpose,” he said. “No matter how painful it’s been, I’m serving God in this way.”  —Sophia Lee

–Also in this series on transgenderism: “Suffer the children” / “Sounding the alarm”