So these “facts” are what I just picked up from my trundlings about the internet, and now I’m worried I’ve got it wrong. Have I made a terrible assumption? I looked for more info, and found that figures vary significantly. Some studies say MTF trans folk are as common as 1 in 500. I also found that some chromosomal sex anomalies are about 1 in 2,000. But figures vary enough that I could easily argue that trans* folk are less common than chromosomal sex anomaly-bearing folk.
I have met far more people who’ve come out to me as trans* than I’ve met who’ve come out to me as having a chromosomal sex anomaly. (Only one of the latter, so far.) None of the trans* people told me that they had a chromosomal sex anomaly, and vice versa. But of course my sample is wildly biased, and I’m imagining that most people with a chromosomal sex anomaly don’t find out until later in life.
What I do know is, my doctor says that I am required to have a chromosome test to continue getting treatment for my gender dysphoria. I am not sure whether I am intrigued or pissed off.
Share in the comments, if you feel so inclined. Are you trans*? Are your chromosomes something other than XX or XY? If your chromosomes are feeling a little creative in this way, have you experienced gender dysphoria? If you’re trans*, have you had your chromosomes tested?
The infrequency of my comics is down to being… distracted? I am seeking diagnosis for Asperger’s Syndrome, and it’s also pretty clear that whatever’s going on is making me pretty much non-functional most of the time so I’m also trying to get on DLA. I’m hoping that if I can get a little financial help I’ll start getting better instead of worse. That would be lovely.
I hope you’re all doing well, and I’ll try and post something polyamory-related as and when it jumps to my attention.