Your COGIATI result value is: 270 Which means that you fall within the following category:
classification FOUR, PROBABLE TRANSSEXUAL
What this means is that the Combined
Gender Identity And Transsexuality Inventory has classified your internal gender identity
to be essentially feminine, but with some masculine or androgynous traits. It is very possible that you are a candidate
for a diagnosis of transsexualism.
You show a strong degree of gender dysphoria. At the very least, further investigation
should be undertaken. Your COGIATI score places you among the majority of those diagnosed
as transsexuals, the 'late onset' tanssexual.
SUGGESTIONS FOR ACTION:
Your situation is potentially serious
and indicative of a probable inborn gender conflict. It is definitely recommended that
you pursue further action.
The suggestions for your circumstance
1. It is recommended that you seek
help from a sympathetic counselor or professional about your gender issues. It is very
possible that over time they will become increasingly difficult to cope with. Early
determination of what you really need and want is vital. You need to determine if you
truly are transsexual. Keep in mind, thought, that many alternatives exist other than
complete sexual transformation. Partial transformation and many other way of existing
are available. While you are very possibly a transsexual, COGIATI has determined that
this is not absolutely certain. While time is an issue, being certain is more important.
Proceed with investigation of your possible transsexuality or transgenderism, but with
2. Some actions may help you to
define your needs more clearly. Experimenting with living full time as a woman, taking
hormones for a short time under supervision, or taking testosterone suppressers to
observe how you feel are all viable options. Keep in mind that while it is very likely
that you might be a transsexual, it is not certain. Do not take severe or permanent
actions without long thought and the help of counselors and professionals.
3. Your gender issues are real, and should not be ignored. Neither should you rush into acting on
them, however powerful they may feel. You do not fit the full criterion for the rarest
classification, classic transsexuality, and so should be cautious, and open to possibilities.
You may yet end up undergoing transition, and the path of the transsexual may well
be your salvation. Be very careful, but do not ignore your issues.
4. If you have not already, consider
joining any of the thousands of groups devoted to gender expression of various kinds.
There is literally a world of friends to discover who share your interests. There are
also publications, vacations, and activities that would expand your gender expression.
Thank you for
using the Combined Gender Identity And Transsexuality Inventory.