The cause(s) of transgenderism are still unknown. There are currently a few suspected factors, like Genetics, but none are conclusive, among them "Biological and Environmental Factors" - like losing an opposite-gender twin in the womb, perhaps? Check out this new film on the subject and you will notice many familiar themes that Womb Twin Survivors share: dual identity, family alienation, feeling misunderstood, quest for authenticity, alpha/beta struggles, etc. In fact, one of the stars of the film, Laverne Cox, is a twin to a male, could there have been a female triplet lost that Laverne is keeping alive by being both genders?
I recently interviewed a transgender MTF, who was also at the opening of this film, who admitted she thinks this theory could be true for her, she said it could be the explanation for why, as a small boy, she dreamt of women having penises. Where would that come from at age 5 when she had no recollection of seeing such body parts on other people to know? Further examination revealed many twins in the family (genetic component confirmed) and 4 older brothers (which increases the chances for transgenderism due to Androgen exposure). Perhaps all these factors and the timing of how they were laid down caused her to be born male yet need the fluidity of both genders to feel complete. So much research is needed to confirm this theory but it seems this person has many of the known factors. Maybe science can't confirm the cause conclusively for each hunch because it's the combination of all these factors together that make a transgenderperson really a bigender person at their core who needs their outer packaging to reflect this duality, we just happen to call it transgenderism for now. To be continued...
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