Abstract: Transsexual is a gender identity disorder with improvement by displeasure of its gender. Biological factors (chromosomal abnormalities, brain structure and genetics) contributed only 5% in the formation of transsexual (transsexual), while the rest is caused by environmental factors and family.
This qualitative study adopted phenomenological approach, five Participants were selected according to certain criteria by using purposive sampling method in Kalikotes District. Data were collected through in depth interview process in two phases and accompanied by field notes. The interview was recorded and converted in to verbatim transcript and then analysed by using collaizz method.
The results identified seven major themes which consist of signs of transsexual, causing family members to be transsexual, family responses to family members with physical performance transsexual, the family response to the psychological aspects of family members who experience transsexual disorder, the attitude of family members who experience transsexual disorder of the family environment, attitudes of family members who have the disorder transsexual (transsexual) community environment, action taken by the family to drive to a normal condition.
This study concludes that positive view at family members who have the disorder transsexual (transsexual) are accepted with intact despite the appearance and behavior such as women's feminism. The family is views negatively by applying pressure to a family member who has a disorder transsexual, this is because families have an understanding and miss information against transsexuals.
Penulis: Endang Sawitri
Kode Jurnal: jpkeperawatandd120318