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(Français) A partir de quel âge peut-on subir une mastectomie ?

(Français) A partir de quel âge peut-on subir une mastectomie ?

Question asked by Matt ( de 17 ans, Canada)

Question answered on 12 June 2012 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Transition

Cher Matt, 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.
I am wondering if my teacher has a crush on me…

I am wondering if my teacher has a crush on me…

Question asked by Diane (16 woman, United States of America)

Question answered on 18 March 2012 by

Sorted in High-school, Questions

Hi Diane, Thanks for writing to AlterHeros.  You are wondering if your teacher might have a crush on you, because she is staring at you and telling you compliments.  Schools are sometimes like little universes in themselves, and a lot of things can happen there - love, conflicts, friendships, etc.  But ... Read more.
I am starting to have feelings for my lesbian friend…

I am starting to have feelings for my lesbian friend…

Question asked by Will (19 man, Canada)

Question answered on 19 February 2012 by

Sorted in Friendship, Questions

Hi Will, Thanks for writing to AlterHeros.  If I understand your question correctly, you are developping feelings for one of your friends, who is a lesbian woman, and you are having negative feelings about the outcome of a disclosure.  All of that is "giving you headaches", as you are saying.  For ... Read more.
(Français) Comment savoir : Amitié ou amour ?

(Français) Comment savoir : Amitié ou amour ?

Question asked by Justine (Femme de 15 ans, Canada)

Question answered on 31 January 2012 by

Sorted in Friendship, Self-esteem, Questions, Relationships

Bonjour Justine, D'abord, je te remercie de la confiance que tu nous accordes. Premièrement, tu dis entretenir une relation privilégiée avec une amie, qui serait peut-être pour vous deux, une relation plus sérieuse qu'une simple amitié. D'un côté, je ne sais pas si cette fille est la première ou l'une des premières filles ... Read more.
I feel more comfortable around women than men. Am I a lesbian?

I feel more comfortable around women than men. Am I a lesbian?

Question asked by Sandy (25 questioning, Canada)

Question answered on 23 July 2011 by

Sorted in Definitions, Questioning, Gay & Lesbian, Questions, Am I gay, lesbian, bi or trans?

Hi Sandy, Thank you for writing to Alterheros with your questions. You bring up a few different ideas and concerns about your sexuality and whether or not it has been influenced by witnessing other people’s abusive relationships. You say that you feel threatened by men and in turn, prefer to be around ... Read more.
I don’t know what to do, I want to talk about my feelings for other girls…

I don’t know what to do, I want to talk about my feelings for other girls…

Question asked by Emily (Femme de 14 ans, Canada)

Question answered on 21 July 2011 by

Sorted in Depression, Questions

Hi Emily, Dealing with your sexual identity at such a young age can be difficult for you, your family and your friends.  Family often think it can’t happen to them.  Friends can be okay with it one day, then not on another. You should be proud that you are ... Read more.
I am in love with a friend !

I am in love with a friend !

Question asked by rod (18 questioning man, United States of America)

Question answered on 27 June 2011 by

Sorted in Love, Questions

Hi Rod thanks for your question, This is a very common issue, because usually sexual relationships develop because you like a person, in the case of friendship, especially deep friendship is also because you like the person and being with them a lot. There is a difference between ... Read more.
Will watching transexual porn compromise my hetero lifestyle?

Will watching transexual porn compromise my hetero lifestyle?

Question asked by Matt (22 years old heterosexual man from United States of America, United States of America)

Question answered on 24 June 2011 by

Sorted in Comfortable in your skin, Questioning, Questions, Sex

Hi Matt, Thanks for writing in with your question. It can be confusing when you realize you are interested in something you may have otherwise thought of as abnormal, but let me say that being turned on my transsexual porn is not abnormal at all. People are turned on ... Read more.
I would like to make my coming out, but I am 63 years old and frightened…

I would like to make my coming out, but I am 63 years old and frightened…

Question asked by direne (63 bisexual woman, United States of America)

Question answered on 22 June 2011 by

Sorted in Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions

Hi Direne, By the sounds of your question is seems that you are feeling quite overwhelmed and that you might perhaps be ready to explore some parts of yourself that have confused you for some time now. I want to start by highlighting how much strength it takes ... Read more.
I came out to my parents as lesbian but they don’t believe me and my friends rejected me.  What do I do now?

I came out to my parents as lesbian but they don’t believe me and my friends rejected me. What do I do now?

Question asked by Jamie (14 questioning woman, Canada)

Question answered on 22 June 2011 by

Sorted in Friendship, Family, Coming out, Uncomfortable in my skin, Questions, Resources, Coming out

Hi Jamie, Thanks for writing in to us at AlterHéros.  From your post, it sounds like you’re struggling with your coming out to your parents and close friends as lesbian and that you’re trying to figure out what to do now and how to get help. First of all, a great big ... Read more.
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