Resource help?

I think I am transgendered but I am not sure. Does anyone have resources -preferably free- that could help me figure out what's up? I heard "My Gender Workbook" is good, but it's also kinda expensive. Plus most of the time when I look for info it's about mtfs not ftms.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Oh, absolutely! Most of the information about FtM's gets lost in the tremendous amount of material out there for MtF's, but if you know where to look, there's a good niche of stuff out there.

    You should definitely look up some books, either in your library (mine carried a couple, and I requested they purchase the others, and they did- yay!), or run down to Borders/Barnes and Nobles or another bookstore and browse through them for free, if they carry them:

    Biographies:

    "Both Sides Now: One Man's Journey Through Womanhood" by Dhillon Khosla

    "Becoming a Visible Man" by Jamison Green

    "Just Add Hormones" by Matt Kailey

    "The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male" by Max Wolf Valerio

    "Dear Sir or Madam: The Autobiography of a Female-To-Male Transsexual (Sexual Politics)" by Mark Nicholas Alban Rees

    "From Female to Male: The Life of Jack Bee Garland" by Louis Sullivan

    "Transman - Bitesize: The Story of a Woman Who Became a Man" by Rico Adrian Paris

    "The Mirror Makes No Sense" by Mark Angelo Cummings

    "A Self-Made Man: The Diary of a Man Born in a Woman's Body" by Paul Hewitt, Jane Warren

    Fiction:

    "Morgan in the Mirror" by C. C. Saint-Clair

    Resource Guides:

    "Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities" by Jason Cromwell

    "From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond" by Morty Diamond

    "FTM: Female-to-Male Transsexuals in Society" by Holly Devor

    I find that reading about other people's experiences and the basics of FtM transsexuality are the best way to get educated, informed, and start looking at your own life and feelings. Certainly "My Gender Workbook" is helpful, but in the end, if it's expensive, don't get it- it asks you questions that you can originate on your own. All of these are wonderful, though.

    Online, there are various sites. Also, if you're interested about FtM surgeries and would like to see pictures and have pretty much all your questions answered on the technical, physical side of things, a pretty cheap twenty bucks will get you a year's worth of access to Loren Cameron's online E-book "Man Tool: The Nuts and Bolts of Female to Male Surgery". Of course, you'll need a credit card or similar method to pay for it, but it is pretty cheap for what it is (http://lorencameron.com/mantool/).

    For just good, free information, browse along these sites:

    http://www.trans-man.org/

    http://www.transman.org/

    www.ftmi.org/

    www.ftminfo.net/

    www.ftmguide.org/

    http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/

    www.ftm.org.uk/

    The following sites link to other, personal webpages of FtM's who are documenting their transitions with pictures, voice recordings, diary entries, and other thoughts. They're amazingly helpful, just because they are real people who you can e-mail and talk to.

    http://www.geocities.com/seanmiller32/links.html

    http://www.makemeaboy.org/

    www.trans-man.org/moreftm.html

    http://www.thetransitionalmale.com/Links

    Many FtM's are documenting their thoughts and feelings in videoblogs on Youtube.com, as well as some other good videos:

    http://youtube.com/results?search_query=ftm+transm...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcWcQEfg8Gc

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    I hope these all can help you; I know it's a lot of information and a little overwhelming, considering that you're not even sure you know how you feel right now, but go about things slowly and don't feel pressured to decide tihngs instantly and commit right away.

    Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    There are forums for FTMs online that can help. Free support groups basically.

  • 1 decade ago

    Phsyciatrist.

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