Becoming Ayden

Becoming Ayden

DVD - 2004
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Seventeen year-old Adina Scheim from Toronto is becoming a boy named Ayden. Ayden is willing to go to great lengths to alter her female body--her sex--to correspond with her male self image--her gender. Ayden recently began taking testosterone. Her voice has started to deepen--an irreversible physical effect of the male sex hormone. Ayden says she would have her breasts removed if she had the money to pay for it. Changing sex, not simple, not well understood, not consistently regulated, but here to stay and getting complicated. One Canadian clinic is carrying out 250 sex reassignments per year. Women and men of all ages believe that identity is not as simple as what kind of genitalia they happen to be born with. In order to find their true identity, they're prepared to undergo major surgery--which can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and is most often irreversible.
Publisher: Toronto : CBC Educational Sales, c2004
Branch Call Number: 306.768 S31c
YA306.768 S31c
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (41 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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