Transgendered individuals feel that they were born in the wrong body. There are also people who feel uncomfortable with their fully functioning bodies and feel that they should be disabled. They sometimes stage accidents to cut off their own legs or blind themselves. Some use leg braces and wheel chairs even though they don’t need to.
Now, in light of the transgendered sensitivity, there are those who are advocating for the rights of the “transabled,” saying it is not a mental illness, just another manifestation of “body diversity” and that doctors should provide operations such as amputations just like any other cosmetic surgery. [Read more...]