Transgender health

Kellie Maloney: 'My 60-year secret'

Ex-boxing promoter Kellie Maloney talks about why it took 60 years to come out as transgender and her gender reassignment surgery.

How to find an NHS gender identity clinic

You and your GP may agree that you should see specialists at a gender identity clinic to consider your treatment options. Here's how to find one.

'My trans daughter'

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.

Dawn's transgender story

Most of the time Dawn, 51, lives as a man using a male name. However, she considers herself to be transgender.

'My trans partner'

Jules' 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.

What is gender dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there is a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity.

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.

Media last reviewed: 09/01/2017

Next review due: 09/01/2020

Disorders of sex development

What happens when you develop a mix or blend of male and female sexual characteristics


Articles about puberty, including the stages of puberty in boys and girls, tips to help parents prepare their children and common Q&As

Is cosmetic surgery right for me?

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Transgender: Jay's story

Jay describes his transition from female to male. He talks about the expert help he received, his relationship with Lani and how he feels now.

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Media last reviewed: 09/01/2017

Next review due: 09/01/2020