Being transgender-Trans Binders FTM
WHO AM I? This is a question most of us have asked ourselves. Look no further – read the no 1 International bestseller “We are our brains: from the womb to Alzheimer’s", by Dr Dick Swaab, a Neurosurgeon from the Netherlands with 40 years of research behind his name.
"MtF occurs in 1 in 10 000 individuals, and FtM in 1 in 30 000. Gender problems tend to become apparent from an early age. ..... All the data indicates that gender problems arise in the womb. Tiny variations in genes associated with the effect of hormones on brain development have been found to increase the likelihood of transsexuality. It can also be increased by abnormal fetal hormone levels or by medication taken during pregnancy that inhibits the breakdown of sex hormones. The differentiation of our sex organs takes place in the first months of pregnancy, while the sexual differentiation of the brain occurs in the second half of pregnancy. Since these two processes take place at different times, the theory is that in the case of transsexuality, they have been influenced independently of one another." (Pg. 68).
“Everything we think, do and refrain from doing is determined by our brain. From religion to sexuality, it shapes our potential, our desires and our characters”.
USEFUL RESOURCES AND ARTICLES:
WPATH standards of care:
The Triangle Project:
Some FTM experiences and YouTube channels to follow:
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life by Ryan Sallans
Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey
Always Anastacia by Anastacia Tomson