Merci énormément de la confiance que tu nous porte en nous envoyant cette lettre. Dans celle-ci, tu nous indique que non seulement tu aimes les hommes, mais que tu sens en être un aussi. Mais tu crains la réaction de tes proches, tu te demande quoi faire... Tout d'abord, tu ... Read more.
La question que tu poses est très pertinente et je ne suis pas étonné que tu aies du mal à trouver une réponse définitive. Tout cela vient du cadre légal particulier dont jouissent les jeunes de 14-17 ans au Québec. Tu as droit de regard sur les ... Read more.
Thanks of submitting your question to Alterheros. It sounds like you're going through an identity crisis, which is a very challenging situation to work through. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and assumptions that underlie the concept of a person having an identity. But ... Read more.
You feel you were born the wrong gender and you are worried that something bad might happen if you reveal your feelings to those around you.
Admitting something like this, even to those closest to you or to someone you are almost sure will be supportive, is extremely frightening. It's normal ... Read more.
Thank you for sharing your question with us here at Alterheros.
Recently, your husband of 29 years came out to you about his transgendered identity. He advised you of some of the physical characteristics that would be changing, including plans to remove his male genitalia. In the past, you mention ... Read more.
Thank you for your question, I am certain it is one that has been asked by many trans folk. First I would like to address the issue of hormones. Hormone protocols are undertaken by doctors in accordance with agreed upon clinical guidelines such as the WPATH guidelines (World Professional ... Read more.
Congratulations for embarking on your transition journey. The answers to your questions have been discussed by many professionals over the years. The first widely used guidelines for the treatment of Transsexuals were put forward by Dr. Harry Benjamin, a German endocrinologist during the 60s. These guidelines have now ... Read more.
I am very sympathetic with respect to the fact that the medical costs linked to your transition will probably be very high in the US, making what may be a difficult time in your life even more frustrating. I must let you know, however that although the healthcare system ... Read more.
Thank you for writing to AlterHeros. To answer your question, it depends of which country you are living in, your child's situation and the doctor you will see. In some countries, you have to see a psychiatrist to have hormone therapy for gender issues. Did your child already see ... Read more.
Hi Claudia !
Your situation is comprehensible, because breasts are one of the important elements of a feminine body. And if it is important for women in general, it maybe even more important for transsexual women.
But, it is important to understand that there is a gap between getting a breast ... Read more.
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