NPR recently ran a story about the unknown health effects of transgender teens who begin gender transition with drugs including hormone replacement therapy. This topic has been receiving additional coverage since the beginning of Jazz Jennings’ TLC Reality show “I
The decision to transition may be the single biggest choice in your life. You may ultimately find the liberation you’ve been hoping for, but gender transformation can be a long a complicated process with many emotional, biological and psychological implications.
If you are one of about 700,000 Americans who do not identify with their biological gender, having a transgender operation is much easier — and safer — than it has ever been before. Patients begin with a course of hormone