S-Jazz Research Paper

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S- Jazz identifies herself as a transgender, she was born a boy but feels and acts like a girl. She states that she does not care what other people think about her and she feels comfortable to talk to other people about being transgender. She describes that when talking to boys her age she immediately discloses her transgender status to them. Jazz describes that what hurts her most about being transgender is her boy genitalia, “I feel like a girl but when I look down there it reminds me.” She also describes that wants to take a t estrogen hat will give her a womanly shape and block testosterone to enter her body because she wants to look like other girls. She explains that she wears padded bras to look like she has boobs. The parents share their struggles to…show more content…
5. A strong preference for playmates of the other gender.
Jazz has female friends.
6. In boys (assigned gender) a strong rejection of typically masculine toys, games, and activities
7. A strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy
Jazz describes hating her male genitalia.
8. A strong desire for the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics that match one’s experienced gender.
B. The condition is associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning
Jazz is living as a female and this has created conflict in her daily life because she wants to like other girls her age.
P- The client is very young and it will be important for the therapist to build rapport. The client will come to sessions once a week, topics to be discuss are her feelings, life at home, and school. The therapist will discuss with Jazz about the changes in her body and how being born a boy could affect her development as she tries to become a girl. Jazz will attend a support group of children that are going thru the same and adults that have gone thru the change and how they overcame
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