||Bring the body into alignment with the brain, and change one's life so one is no longer being mistaken for the wrong gender anymore.
Fix the problems causing distress, and it goes away.
||Dhejne specifically identified the higher rates of abuse and discrimination trans people suffered 28+ years ago as the source of greater risk of suicide among this population.
||Not a "donkeys can't sleep in bathtubs" crime that's on the books but never enforced - an actual crime, that people were still being arrested for.
||Nearly a century's worth of attempting to change patients' gender identity have left nothing but a wake of suicide and ruined lives.
Transition, however, works.
||In Idaho it could be punishable by *life in prison.* Michigan had a maximum penalty of 15 years for a first offense, and life in prison for "repeat offenders".
That was in 2003.
||Medical transition alone wont resolve the effects of crushing social oppression: social anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress.***
||That discrimination, abuse, violence, etc., takes a toll.
||As a dead horse topic that has been discussed to death.
||This wasn't just considered morally unacceptable, it was considered gravely dangerous to the entire community.
||Muslims/Arabs are backwards violent barbarians, they're all gonna die!"*
Not that long ago in the US, arrests for gay sex were common.
||National identities existed, but the entire idea that humanity could be broken down into distinct groups on the basis of physical appearance didn't.
And yes, even physical sex is a social construct.
||This conflict causes one hell of a mindfuck.