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Trans people’s general health needs are the same as anyone else’s. Find out about the common health and wellbeing issues that many trans people experience.
Sharon describes how her 15-year-old daughter Nicki was born in a male body but felt from a very young age that she should have been a girl.
Telling other people about your gender identity can be difficult as you may not know how they will react.
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Most of the time Dawn, 51, lives as a man using a male name. However, she considers herself to be transgender.
You and your GP may agree that you should see specialists at a gender identity clinic, to consider treatment options. Here's how to find one.
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Trans people are more likely than others to experience mental distress because of the discrimination they face.
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Like adults, young people can experience a wide range of feelings about their gender identity.
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If a child seems to be confused about their gender, it's normal for parents to feel puzzled or worried.
Jules's partner, Dawn, lives as a man most of the time but has a strong feminine side. Here, Jules describes how she feels about telling people that Dawn is trans.
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Ruth was born in a male body but knew from the age of 16 that she wanted to be a woman. Learn about her hormone treatment and surgery, and how she feels now.
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