Definitions: As you may just be becoming aware there are many new terms and definitions which are used to describe parts of the transition process. And it can at times seeem like a foreign language. With this in mind we've included two hand features:
- A definitions page which contains a detailed description and definition of most of the words on the website along with off site links to additional information (to be completed)
- A handy "mouse-over" box which displays some information with regards to some of the words. Where you see a word displayed like thisThis pops-up with a small explanation. place the mouse pointer over the word and short informative explanation will be displayed. Or if it is an abbreviation the full term will be displayed.
Please note that all external 'off-site' links open in a new browser window. If you have a pop-up blocker enabled you may want to disable it for the duration of your visit.
As explore through this website you may notice a link listing at the top of each page, just above the page title, this is known as a 'breadcrumb'. It's basically a little trail wich shows how to arrived at the page you are on. Each 'breadcrumb' is a link which will take you directly to the main root for each section when clicked on:
Resources: This section of the website is mainly for the person who is considering transition or who may already be doing so. It contains the following sections:
General Health - Information about your general wellbeing and what you can expect your GP to do for you.
Medical - Information about hormone treatment, the different types of hormones, their effects - good and bad - and the role of your endocrinologist.
Psychological - Information with regards to psychological wellbeing, the role of you gender specialist and your role as well in ensuring you get the most for your councillor.
Surgical - Information with regards the surgical process. The different type of operations available - from SRSSex Reassignment Surgery to FFSFull Facial Surgery . Note: This section will contain a number of graphic images with regards to each of the surgical procedures.
Legal: Contains information on how to handle a separation/divorce - should the need arise and also how to legally change your name. It also contains a list of companies and organisations which you may need to inform in relation to your new name.
Reference: Contains details and results of a number of studies carried out in relation to GID in Ireland and worldwide.
Personal: This section contains a number of sub-sections. It is hoped that each of these sections will provide the transiting individual with useful information with regards to presenting themselves successfully as their chosen gender. Each section is further divided along the lines of Boy/Girl.
The sections are:
Hair Removal: Everything from Laser to electrolysis to non-permanent methods.
Make-up: What to use and how to use it to the best of your advantage.
Clothes: What is best for your chosen gender and age group. It also contains information on how to correctly measure yourself.
Hair/Wigs: How to make the best of what you have got.
Voice: How to sound feminine/masculine - depending on you chosen gender.
Local Support: A list/map to all other people in your area who are are/have also transitioned. Divided by province.
Transition Guide: Our take/suggestions on the steps you will need to take in order to ensure a relatively smooth and uncomplicated transition.
Links: Off site links to GID related websites that we believe contain useful and helpful information. Sub-divided in to four groups:
Family: This section of the website is for family and friends. It contains detailed information on what it means to be GID, how it will affect them and what they can do to aid the person transitioning. It also contains links to family orientated support sites.
Information: Explains what it is means to be "GID" and some of the 'whys'
Resources: Further information and resources that is available to family and friends
Support Groups: Groups aimed at Family and friends who's objective is to provide support and understanding to family and friends.
Reference: Information and links to reference material which explains the GID phenomenon in greater detail.
Links - Links to information and websites containing useful family related information
Contact: The numerous ways you can contact and join GIDI.
News & Press: Contains pertinent Irish and International GID related news stories
Forums: Links to a number of online GID related forums.