This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. With speculation rampant over former U. But these icons of popular culture have also shone a light on a segment of the transgender community that has remained pretty much in the shadows — those who transition later in life, often at middle age or into their senior years. For year-old Christina Comeau, finally choosing to embrace her female identity two years ago was a choice between life — or death by her own hand.
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Show less Physically transitioning from male to female is a unique, individual, but hard process. There is no right or wrong way to physically transition. Transitioning, regardless of what it entails, is a long, expensive, and risky process that can lead to rewarding results! Be patient and surround yourself with supportive friends and family members. Not sure if you're transgender? According to licensed clinical psychologist Eric Samuels, Psy.
I think people are interested to see how things are progressing. I did find this picture at my parents, and I thought it was representative of where I could have started if I had known that successfully transitioning was a possibility when I was a teenager. I took this in the early morning hours on the day of my first therapist appointment.
It may surprise many people to find out the transgender individual has no plans to pursue surgery, specifically genital surgery. OK, so before I get to surgery, let me talk a little bit about hormone therapy, or hormone treatment. Hormones are often a huge part of the physical transition process. Doses vary depending on the individual and his desire for physical outcomes.