Recently I got a job for no other reason than because I am a man. It was interesting, but it was also pretty awful. This kind of situation can be very challenging for trans men, especially if we only transitioned late in life. Here is my story of how that went for me. As trans men who pass, people sometimes have expectations that we simply cannot meet. Semi-Retired Man … [Read more...]
Was Transitioning Gender from Female to Male the Right Thing for Me?
Ten years on is a good time to sit back and think about how my life has changed since I started to identify as FTM (female to male transgender) and started to transition gender from female to male. How has my life changed? Is it better or worse now? Would I do it again if I had to live the same life again? Just to get the last question over first: Would I do it again if I … [Read more...]
Men at work – Being a Transman at Work
I found it incredibly hard to transition gender from female to male at work. It took me two years to work up the courage, but I finally did it. Everyone was very polite, but I really felt like no one really accepted that my change was a reality. Certainly, many people kept forgetting and using the wrong pronoun. Consequently, I felt really afraid to use the men's room. I felt … [Read more...]
What Makes Us FTM (trans men)?
What Makes Us FTM? There are a variety of theories about what makes us FTM. It’s my belief that it starts in the womb, when the brain is masculinized but the body is feminized, due to a mistake in the sequence of hormonal “baths” that the fetus is exposed to. Interestingly, it has in fact been proven by scientists that one can deliberately create FTM monkeys by manipulating … [Read more...]
Tips for recovering from a hysterectomy for transmen
Based on my own experience, here are some tips for recovering from a hysterectomy for transmen Hysterectomy is a common FTM gender-confirming surgery. However, it can be a lot harder to recover from than you might expect - even if it is a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Recovering from a hysterectomy also holds special challenges for transmen, as it is considered a "female … [Read more...]