'Transitioning medically made me a lot happier about myself' 

Ruth was born with a male body, but knew from the age of 16 that she wanted to be a woman. She describes her hormone treatment and surgery, and how she feels now.

Transgender: Ruth's story

Ruth was born in a male body but felt that she was female. She first sought advice from her GP when she was 17. Learn about her hormone treatment and surgery, and how she feels now.

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