FTM Transgender: How To Transition

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Before Testosterone VS 4 Years On Testosterone

FTM (Female To Male)

If you’re having trouble coming to terms with being transgender FTM or trying to figure out if this is right for you, think about your childhood. Many trans people show strong signs of Gender Dysphoria as youngsters.

Some signs include:

  • Thinking you will grow up to be a gender under than your assigned one
  • Casting yourself as another gender during imagination games
  • Rejection of gendered toys that correspond with your assigned gender at birth
  • A strong dislike of your anatomy and/or genitalia
  • Wanting to participate in pastimes sports games activities of this gender
  • Dressing in clothes associated with the gender
  • Insisting you’re not the gender your parents say you are

If you would like to take the Transgender Test, I just want to remind you that this test should be taken lightly. No online tests will be able to tell you who you fully are and what you feel.

FTM Trans Support Group

If you’re 100% sure that you identify as transgender FTM, find a transgender support group. It seems so basic but I can’t stress enough how helpful and supportive these groups are. The right one makes you feel welcome and cared for while supplying you with any information, guidance, and help needed.

An open group I run on Facebook called Mr.TransFormer will make you feel right at home.

‘Coming Out’ as FTM

You may feel a strong need to ‘come out’ to friends and loved ones after making a decision about you’re sexual orientation or gender. Which is perfectly normal, however, don’t feel like you have to. Most often they already know the real you and accept you exactly for that and if they don’t, consider yourself lucky to shed those people.

To be honest, its nobodies business. Do what makes YOU happy, my friend.

Make A Doctors Appointment

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Next, you’re going to want to make an appointment with your family doctor. When you go to your appointment make sure you are very honest with your doctor and explain how you’ve been feeling and the next steps that you want to take to proceed.

Your doctor should refer you to a hormone specialist which will get you started with HRT (hormone replacement therapy).

Before you start HRT they’re probably going to take your blood to check your estrogen vs. testosterone levels depending on which way you’re transitioning. This will help them identify how much hormones to prescribe you.

There may be a psychologist involved during this process to really help you identify that you are in fact trans and not going through a crisis in life that has another underlying issue. Some effects of transitioning are irreversible so you really want to make sure that this is the right decision.

The last thing you want to do is fully transition and realize it was the wrong thing for you. After this is done you will be prescribed your hormones! Take your prescription to your local pharmacy.

Be Patient

Remember to be patient, changes aren’t going to happen right away but they will happen. You’re finally on the right path to becoming your true self so please just enjoy this journey as you’ve always wanted to. Your body is not used to dealing with the type of hormones that you’re replacing your old ones with so it will take some getting used to.

For more information on what to expect as a transgender FTM check out this FTM transition timeline.

FTM (Female To Male)

If you’re having trouble coming to terms with being transgender FTM or trying to figure out if this is right for you, think about your childhood. Many trans people show strong signs of Gender Dysphoria as youngsters.

Some signs include:

  • Thinking you will grow up to be a gender under than your assigned one
  • Casting yourself as another gender during imagination games
  • Rejection of gendered toys that correspond with your assigned gender at birth
  • A strong dislike of your anatomy and/or genitalia
  • Wanting to participate in pastimes sports games activities of this gender
  • Dressing in clothes associated with the gender
  • Insisting you’re not the gender your parents say you are

If you would like to take the Transgender Test, I just want to remind you that this test should be taken lightly. No online tests will be able to tell you who you entirely are and what you feel.

FTM Trans Support Group

If you’re 100% sure that you identify as transgender FTM, find a transgender support group. It easily overlooked, but I can’t stress enough how helpful and supportive these groups are. The right one makes you feel welcome and cared for while supplying you with any information, guidance, and help needed.

An open group I run on Facebook called Mr.TransFormer will make you feel right at home.

‘Coming Out’ as FTM

You may feel a strong need to ‘come out’ to friends and loved ones after making a decision about you’re sexual orientation or gender. Which is perfectly normal, however, don’t feel like you have to. Most often, they already know the real you and accept you exactly for that, and if they don’t, consider yourself lucky to shed those people.

To be honest, its nobodies business. Do what makes YOU happy, my friend.

Make A Doctors Appointment

Next, you’re going to want to make an appointment with your family doctor. When you go to your appointment make sure you are very honest with your doctor and explain how you’ve been feeling and the next steps that you want to take to proceed.

Your doctor should refer you to a hormone specialist who will get you started with HRT (hormone replacement therapy).

Before you start HRT, they’re probably going to take your blood to check your estrogen vs. testosterone levels depending on which way you’re transitioning. This will help them identify how much hormones to prescribe you.

Some effects of transitioning are irreversible, so you really want to make sure that this is the right decision.

After this is done, you will be prescribed your hormones! Take your prescription to your local pharmacy.

Be Patient

Remember to be patient, changes aren’t going to happen right away, but they will happen. You’re finally on the right path to becoming your true self, so please just enjoy this journey as you’ve always wanted to. Your body is not used to dealing with the type of hormones that you’re replacing your old ones with, so it will take some getting used to.

For more information on what to expect as a transgender person FTM check out this FTM transition timeline.

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