I Want To Be A Girl

Help for young transexuals / transsexual children

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This site is for boys who more than anything want to be a girl. If that is you, then it is possible that you have a rare medical condition called transexuality where people are born in the wrong body.

I was like that when I was young, but was too frightened to tell anyone because I was so ashamed. My biggest regret is that I did not do someting about it sooner; it was only when I reached 25 that I started getting help, and today (aged 33) I am living the life I dreamt of when young: As a woman.

There is help available if you are confused about your gender and feel like you should have have been born a girl, or just want that more than anything else in the world. That is how I was; I did not realise I was a girl really at first because that made no sense to me - I was a boy, surely? Now I realise I have always been a girl, but had a strange birth defect - some extra skin between my legs.

If you want someone to talk to, or advice and help, then you should go to Mermaids, a charitable support forum for transgender children and their families.

If you just want to read more, I have shared my story with the press and you can find the articles and radio recordings on my Web site. If you want more details of my transition (the operations and so forth) you can read that here, but that is more aimed at adults.

For parents, I have also put some information on hormone blocker treatment for trans-girls on this site. It is very important to start early with such treatment, and even if the costs seem prohibitive there may be a way.

The main thing is: You are not alone, and you are not a freak. You do not need to be ashamed of who you are.


© Kate Craig-Wood 2010