Speech about transgender surgery makes points for both sides

NorthernStar.info – By Michael Brown

Sharon Sytsma, associate professor of philosophy, spoke at Thursday’s Northern Pride lunch about whether people should have surgery to become transgendered.

In her speech titled, “Adult Sex Reassignment Surgery: Is it Worth it?” Sytsma gave her answer: yes and no.

“They shouldn’t be convinced that it’s absolutely necessary without exploring the option of living however one wants to live, whether it’s male or female or somewhere in between,” Sytsma said.