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    It can be confronting to us in different ways because our understanding of it is underpinned by our own definitions/experiences of what it is to be "man" or "woman".
    (Hence terms like transmasculine?)
    I always thought that i understood transgenderism but i suppose this situation makes me question my understanding of it all. Ive spent all day reading Trevors blog and other articles to understand it better. I'm still struggling with it, and starting to stuggle with elements of transgenderism that I'd previously overcome but you could say that i accept it even though i dont "get" it.
    But it can be confusing trying to understand it through our own perceptions and experiences of sex/gender

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    I don't understand the difference between transgender and intersex. Can anyone explain?

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    @J37, this might help.

    https://oii.org.au/18194/differences-intersex-trans/

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    What i found interesting on his blog was a mention of a small interview based study of other trangendered parents and "chestfeeders" and a good reminder that different people would experience this differently regardless of being transgendered. Some would struggle with it whereas others are fine with it because as a pp said, gender isnt binary and our experiences as individuals is varied.
    So as interesting as it is, its not necessarily a representation of all transgendered experiences either

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Men can't have babies, only women. the poster is confused, not being hateful
    Transmen can have babies. Having a vagina doesnt make him a woman. It simply means he has a vagina. Sex and gender are not the same thing.

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    Default Well, that opened my eyes

    One of the many reasons I wish people would stop saying "do you know the gender of your baby?"

    Sex is physical, it's the parts you're born with. Gender is socially constructed and does not necessarily align with what you were born with.

    I know the sex of my baby - she's a girl. But her gender? I won't know until she's older and has waded through life and determined it herself. It's most likely she will identify as a female, but we know there's a chance she won't, as well. Same for our son.

    As explained, a transgender person has the sexual organs of one sex, but their gender aligns with the opposite.

    It's different once again to sexuality, which is identification as one or more of LGBTIQA+.

    It is perfectly possible to be born a female, identify as a male, and give birth and breastfeed if that's what you wish.

    And considering how not having a uterus makes it much more difficult for your average homosexual male couple to conceive, if I had the equipment I would use it, even if I didn't necessarily identify as a woman.

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    I think what is confusing is that the words "man" and "woman" are being used to describe sex (cis or trans) but then using the same words in the context of gender whilst saying they're not the same thing.
    So a ciswoman can be confused by a transwoman and think "how can you identify with my gender when my gender is defined by my sex and all the experiences ive had as a ciswoman?" It is still our understanding of what it means to be a "man" or "woman". I find the use of those words more confusing than anything. I think i prefer using the masculine / feminine scale for this reason.
    Sorry for rambling. Just trying to explain where some genuine confusion/misunderstanding can come from

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