Something I Heard

back in 2002 when I was transitioning to real me I was outside working with the radio on in my truck and was lisening to a country western radio station lisening to the music when the news came on. The main thing that was on the news was some research that was being done at UC LA medical department on homosextual behavior. they had reach a decion on their research, and that was within the first to weeks of conseption there has to be a clicking of 48 different Genes, if for some reason something happens to change this process in any way the baby can end up being homosexual, , bisextual, transexual or anywhere inside of the sexual scope of things, I heard this on the radio, twice that day and thought wow thiswill mean maybe this proplem I have would be treated now as a birth defect as I really think it is, this transgenedered proplem has been with me as long as I can remeber. Any way I know that I heard this broadcast, But I have not heard another word about this since. Its as if this information just fell of the earth. Even the doctor I was going to didn't know about it. Its like someone didn't want this information to get out it just disapeared from view, I know it would really raise cain with Insurance companys, because they would have to start to treat  these proplems as a birth defect, witch I'm sure it really is. It just dose not leave any scares that people can see on the outside of your body, there all on in side where People can't see them. So they just asume that its a fetish, or a sexual adiction. They just can't seem to grasp the fact that we are just geneticaly put together different and have different emotions and thoughts.I was hoping that maybe someone out there had heard about this study or had enough knowledge to find it, it would really be interesting to read it. the radio station was93.7 in Fresno CA.   thank you Dippzie  
dippzie dippzie
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3 Responses Jul 22, 2010

Here's some food for thought? Source is cited at the bottom of the piece.<br />
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Transsexual gene link identified<br />
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Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. <br />
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DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers showed they were more likely to have a longer version of the androgen receptor gene. <br />
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The genetic difference may cause weaker testosterone signals, the team reported in Biological Psychiatry. <br />
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However, other genes are also likely to play a part, they stressed. <br />
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Increasingly, biological factors are being implicated in gender identity. <br />
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One study has shown that certain brain structures in male-to-female transsexual people are more "female like". <br />
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In the latest study, researchers looked for potential differences in three genes known to be involved in sex development - coding for the androgen receptor, the oestrogen receptor and an enzyme which converts testosterone to oestrogen. <br />
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Comparison of the DNA from the male to female transsexual participants with 258 controls showed a significant link with a long version of the androgen receptor gene and transsexualism. <br />
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Testosterone <br />
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It is known that longer versions of the androgen receptor gene are associated with less efficient testosterone signalling. <br />
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This reduced action of the male sex hormone may have an effect on gender development in the womb, the researchers speculated. <br />
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"We think that these genetic differences might reduce testosterone action and under masculinise the brain during foetal development," said researcher Lauren Hare from Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research. <br />
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Co-author Professor Vincent Harley added: "There is a social stigma that transsexualism is simply a lifestyle choice, however our findings support a biological basis of how gender identity develops." <br />
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Although this is the largest genetic study of transsexualism to date, the researchers now plan to see if the results can be replicated in a larger population. <br />
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Terry Reed from the Gender Identity Research and Education Society said she was convinced of a biological basis to transsexualism. <br />
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"This study appears to reinforce earlier studies which have indicated that, in some trans people, there may be a genetic trigger to the development of an atypical gender identity. <br />
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"However, it may be just one of several routes and, although it seems extremely likely that a biological element will always be present in the aetiology of transsexualism, it's unlikely that developmental pathways will be the same in all individuals." <br />
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Story from BBC NEWS:<br />
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/7689007.stm

There are some schools of thought that it could also be hormone levels in the mother at certain times during our growth.<br />
Whatever, I am what I am. I'm leaving that lonely closeted world too. I'm too emotionally tired of being, acting something I'm not.

thankyou for the comment , thats the way I feel to, hopefully it will all come out in the wash.