Go over these questions with a counselor if you are feeling confused. If you want to stop taking hormones later, stop taking them. And there are girls out there who prefer the trans guys anyway. If you want to try wearing jeans from the men's department, go get a pair of jeans. And it would be terrible for you to let your mother's mental illness prevent you from getting treatment for your own medical issues. I figured it's better than nothing. Always seek the advice of your qualified health care provider regarding any medical questions.
Medical Disclaimer The members of this subreddit do not act as medical professionals. I've honestly never thought of butch being such a broad category. That was an ok title for a little while, but it didn't quite fit. These experts can help you ask and answer your big questions. If you are seriously questioning your gender identity, get in touch with your feelings and embrace your uncertainty. Take this quiz for some perspective! Ask yourself if you identify with your social role.
When I'm in them, I feel like I can't eat. As far as even just gay kids, we may only have two or three. I tried to lose weight to straighten my body and lose my breasts when I was 11. Either term seems potentially applicable in your case, although gender fluid or even trigender to distinguish between tomboy-woman, man, and the mix of the two as being different genders , although this term is not so common may more clearly describe that your identity is shifting. And maybe get her some information about , so she can talk to other parents who have had to go through similar things. It's also more than possible for you to be genderfluid or some other nonbinary discriptor.
Many transgender people showed strong signs of gender dissatisfaction as children. Also, for now, I've been using either Wy, or Emmie as I don't mind Emmie, despite the fact that it's a girl's name. Of course she's going to want to talk to someone herself to get support. You've been depressed to the point of self-harming, and you know your mother has been diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. They look butch, which is masculine but completely different from looking male.
I'm very uncomfortable with that lovely time of the month and dread it. A common experience among transgender people is the sense of their body being incorrect in some way. Many transgender people feel alienated from the role they are asked to play in society. Paul Chernyak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago. If you aren't Trans, I'll eat my hat.
Don't let him being transgender be a deal-breaker for your relationship; tackle this as any other relationship challenge, and make sure he knows that you support him fully. You don't even have to tell your parents that's what you're talking about. I used to play with balls, I used to ride a bike, I used to play to jump the cord, I used to come back home covered in dirt, literally. That being said, my mind has convinced me that I'm okay with having breasts, as long as they're tiny and pretty much unnoticable and are able to be confined with a simple sports bra. That doesn't mean you have to have surgery or live as a guy or anything else. Are you a boy or a girl? In fact, society has a long history of failing at this! Gender fluid people move from one gender to another or more! Forget doubting whether you should transition.
I was also able to persuade my mother to buy my clothes from the guy's section. You would probably bind really well. You might cut or grow your hair, take hormones, get top or bottom surgery, or change nothing at all. She said that he should be able to point us to the right therapist. Have a look around and see what we're about.
It's not a bustling hive of constant chatter, but if you talk, people will respond and be happy to chat with you. I can be one for a long time or change back and forth depending on situations, but I always like to look more male. I like to have my stomach free to grow, because in every meal I feel it growing, like literally, and I'm so cool with that, unlike most of girls who just feel like dying if they see their stomach growing because of a candy. This quiz is intended for FtM transgenders, read the paragraph below for more information. I did talk to a friend about parts of my issue as he wouldn't understand most of it and I didn't have enough time to explain everything. I have both tomboy-female and solid male genders but I'm also a mix. Even when I was strictly identifying with my birth gender people asked if I was a male.
I don't know what's happening, has this happened to anyone else? It's real and deserves acknowledgement and doesn't require justification. Even though it won't be a specialist, your therapist should be able to help you with convincing your mother that she should take you seriously, and perhaps refer you to a specialist. One thing I notice: most of your observations have to do with how you feel about various female qualities breasts, menstruation, etc. But speaking to a therapist who can help you work through it and figure it all out is the best way to go. Your sexuality really doesn't matter in this case; sexuality is fluid, and what matters is that you love your boyfriend. And I have short haired, and along with my huge breasts I tend to look like a butch girl, which I'm not.
I'm becoming more and more uneasy in public, even just around my friends. People who are transgender usually feel deeply and from a very young age that they are the opposite gender, despite society trying to make them their gender of birth. It's unlikely that you feel as though you are a different gender because society projected that onto you. It's much more comfortable being in guy's jeans. You can come out as transgender or tell people you are questioning your gender.