FENOMENA REKONSTRUKSI TUBUH PADA WARIA DITINJAU DARI ASPEK KESEHATAN
Vivilia Dian Mustikasari
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In psychological contexts, transsexual is someone who has performance like a woman. They change their physic instantly using dangerous chemicals without professional’s assist. This research has a purpose to know about body reconstruction phenomenon in transsexual, reviewed from the health aspect at Jember district. The type of this research is phenomenological. Data was obtained by conducting indepth interview about the characteristic, means of reconstruction, social interaction with social environment supported by observations and documentations. The sampling technique used was snowball sampling and obtained 4 informans. Analized which thematic content analysis method and also used of triangulation method and source. The results releaved that range of informant age between 24-39 years old. The chemical most used are silicone, use of the contraceptive pill, hormone and collagen injections. Almost of informant reconstruct their body in the salon, and assisted by unprofessional assist. The parts of body that reconstructed contained of nose, lip, cheek, chin, breast, and cock. Transsexual often doing hormone injection at once a week, taking the contraceptive pill 3-4 times a day and using silicon twice a year. They doing it to enhance appereance and add sexual attraction. The body reconstruction for transsexual is a symbol that can appear there are specific quality from transsexual’s. It can also influence social interaction, as in the acceptance within the family, the satisfaction felt by the couple, the existence of internal conflicts on peers and also community after reconstruction. Based on these results, it is necessary to increase knowledge about the dangers of body reconstruction with chemicals without professional’s assist.
- UT-Faculty of Public Health