While many portrayals are sympathetic, many are also built around jokes about the character "really" being another gender — plus, bigoted and inaccurate "trans panic" jokes portraying trans people as deceptive cross-dressers ("Oh no, the hot chick is really a man! Because this line of reasoning is often a motive for murder in Real Life, this type of humor goes beyond mere Unfortunate Implications.
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hormone replacement, surgery, etc.) to help mitigate this discomfort.
Others don't pursue medical treatment for various reasons — for example, because they don't experience discomfort, because transitioning socially is enough for them, or because no available medical options fit their gender.
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