From a statistical perspective, which country performs the greatest number of sex change operations male to female and female to male?
I'm making a study about the Transgender operation and almost complete but can you guys help me to find the occurance of sex change per country? And which sex has the most transgendered number? I'd appreciate it if you send the link too, please.
Gender and the identification as a male or female is, for most, a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately there are some who grow up confused, due to hormonal imbalances or socialization issues or factors that are still contentious and largely unexplained.
As not all cases are reported and due to the stigma often attached to the recognition and subsequent change of gender, statistics are difficult to obtain. It is an accepted norm though that what is often referred to as "gender identity disorder"
affects about 1 in 20,000 males and 1 in 50,000 females.
The first ever recorded transgender operation (male to female)was performed in 1930 after the individual in question had castrated himself 9 years earlier.
According to Wikipedia.com Iran and Thailand have the highest number of recorded transsexual individuals- which doesn't necessarily infer that they have all had surgery. However, as at 2008, Iran carried out the most sex-change operations on record beside Thailand. The Iranian government pays in full for any such operations.
Thailand has the most male to female operations worldwide (wikipedia).
The links below should help you with your research.