This planted the seed of gender confusion and led to my transitioning at age 42 to transgender female. In my case, I was diagnosed at age 40 with gender dysphoria and at age 50 with psychological issues due to childhood trauma. I thought my secret was safe, but my teenage uncle heard about it and felt I was fair game for taunting and sexual abuse.
Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their sex assigned at birth. Being transgender is independent of sexual orientation :  transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexualasexualor may decline to label their sexual orientation. The term transgender is also distinguished from intersexa term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".
This list will be updated as often as possible to keep up with the rapid proliferation of queer and trans language. The term cisgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life. The term transgender is not indicative of gender expression, sexual orientation, hormonal makeup, physical anatomy, or how one is perceived in daily life.
Toby was assigned female at birth. While living as a woman, he was attracted almost exclusively to women. But when he started taking testosterone at age 22, that began to change. Several studies suggest that changes in sexual orientation among trans people are quite common.
North of England correspondent sallylockwood. Hundreds of young transgender people are seeking help to return to their original sex, a woman who is setting up a charity has told Sky News. Charlie Evans, 28, was born female but identified as male for nearly 10 years before detransitioning.
Circumstances when being treated differently due to gender reassignment is lawful. The preferred umbrella term is trans. However, the advice and guidance on this page applies to current law and therefore uses the terms referred to in the Equality Act
Non-binary people's internal sense of gender identity is neither solely female nor male. For transgender and transsexual people, this process commonly involves reassignment therapy which may include hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgerywith their gender identity being opposite that of their birth-assigned sex and gender. Transitioning might involve medical treatment, but it does not always involve it.
The Intersex Society of North America closed its doors and stopped updating this website in For current information, links to intersex support groups, and to connect with intersex advocates, please head to interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth. People who have intersex conditions have anatomy that is not considered typically male or female. Most people with intersex conditions come to medical attention because doctors or parents notice something unusual about their bodies.
This can take different forms, including the removal of breasts — a mastectomy — and the altering of the genital region, known as "bottom" surgery. In this article, we describe female-to-male gender-affirming surgeries. We also discuss recovery and what to expect from a transgender penis.