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Heya guys!

I'm not sure as to whether I'm transgendered or not! I have these feelings to be a girl, well that I should be a girl. Most of my friends are girls and I get really upset if someone offends my femininity. I hate being made to do activities in school with the boys and often don't turn up. This may sound weird but I really wanna be able to get pregnant and have a baby and not being able to upsets me a lot. I long just to be able to get a husband and escape from everything. Although I don't find gay sex in anyway appealing and would prefer to be able to do it like a normal girl. The reason I wonder as to whether I am transgendered is that I've been too scared to visit the doctor and am worried that I will not be able to pass as a girl and will be called a freak. I was wondering what you guys think?

xxxxx luv Chris

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It is safe to say you certainly have some gender dysphoria.

A doctor does have to consider the actual anatomy which you currently have: they can't do their job otherwise. But you CAN ask -- and making a phone call in advance would be the best way to do this -- that a doctor addresses you with the gender ID you're most comfortable with. A doctor will NOT call you a freak, but you may want to try and find a doctor who is TG-friendly so that this is easier for you.

It sounds like you could also use some support and counseling from a TG-friendly therapist. Before that, though, you might just want to start with looking over some decent resources so you can get a feel for where you're at on the spectrum. Kate Bornstein's "Gender Workbook" would likely benefit you a lot.

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