Male to female conversion
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Male to female conversion

The male to female conversion is not an easy process and medical assistance will be required throughout. The first step is to talk to your general physician about your feelings and the desire to live as a woman. You may also need to see a psychiatrist or psychologist to discuss any underlying issues that may be contributing to your feelings. 

Once you have decided to go ahead with male to female transformation, you will need to begin hormone therapy. This will usually involve taking estrogen and testosterone blockers. You may also need to have surgery to remove your male reproductive organs and breasts. You will also need to make changes to your appearance, such as growing your hair out, wearing makeup, and clothes that are typically associated with women. Male to female transition is a long and difficult process, but it is possible to live your life as the woman you were always meant to be.

Symptoms of male to female conversion

Some of the main symptoms include:

  • A strong desire to be the opposite sex
  • A belief that you are the opposite sex, even though you have the anatomy of your birth sex
  • A strong feeling indicating your life would be better if you were the opposite sex
  • Experiencing distress or problems functioning because of your gender identity

Other symptoms may include:

  • Dissatisfaction with your sex organs
  • Disgust with your sex organs
  • Strong feelings of embarrassment or shame about your body
  • Hiding or disguising your body because you are ashamed of it

Causes of female to male or male to female conversion

Developmental reasons could be the cause of male to female conversion. This could be due to hormonal imbalances during fetal development, differences in genetic makeup, or exposure to certain chemicals during pregnancy. 

Additionally, some researchers believe that there may be a link between early childhood experiences and the likelihood of developing a gender identity that is different from one's assigned sex. For example, if a child is raised in an environment where they are encouraged to behave and dress in a way that does not conform to their assigned sex, they may be more likely to identify as the opposite gender later in life. Also, some people may convert to the opposite gender due to dissatisfaction with their current gender identity.

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