Best moments to Begin Male-to-female Transition.
As known, the best moment to begin hormone replacement therapy (aka the first step towards the male-to-female transition) is at the beginning of the puberty (around the age of 12-13). Beginning with that age, the body starts to produce testosterone, testosterone being the male hormone responsible for the secondary male gender characteristics (wide shoulders, large hands, male voice and so on and so forth).
What the hormone replacement therapy does is to prevent the body of a biological male from producing testosterone, and also "insert" estrogen, the female hormone which is responsible for secondary female gender characteristics (waist, high-pitched voice, small shoulders and overall a feminine appearance). By doing the HRT (hormone replacement therapy), male-to-female transgenders somehow trick their body in such a way that it will develop just like the body of a biological female, and the hormone levels will be reversed: low testosterone level & high estrogen level.
However, not every transgender is able to start the hormone replacement therapy when they`re at puberty, due to a series of factors: the society in which they live, financial situation or parent`s mentalities that aren`t very open most of the time. Those who are able to begin HRT around the age of 12-13 are indeed happy transgendered persons, because they will be very passable as females when they grow up, and we all know how important it is for a transgender person to be passable, especially when it comes to being accepted in the society or having a workplace.
Male-to-female transgenders who begin the hormone replacement therapy a bit later (35+) have less chances to develop a feminine body. At the age of 20, for instance, the human body is still able to adapt to a new hormone and get the feminine physical traits (although the secondary male characteristics have efficiently developed), but the older you get, the harder it is for a male-to-female transgender to become a passable female. Anyway, if the hormones don`t help you too much, remember that there are a series of esthetic surgeries that work like magic, and basically all you need to do is to have the necessary money for them and ambition, if you really want to be passable as a female.
Remember, it`s NEVER too late for a male-to-female transgender to begin transition. It`s never too late to begin living your life for real. Don`t pay attention to anybody, just listen to what your mind tells you and act accordingly.
I apologize but I am not very informed regarding female-to-male transition, so I will not give any details about it.
I would be more than happy to answer any question regarding male-to-female transition, especially about HRT, GRS and aftercare, visits to the psychologist/psychiatrist and the changes that your body will be facing throughout time. Please feel free to leave a comment and I will reply.
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