I’m a 15 year old male and I wanted to be a girl ever since I was a young kid but im afraid what people will say if i change. I’m really miserable as a guy. What should I do.
The term transgender refers to a person whose biological sex conflicts with their gender identity. Transgender teens may strongly identify with the opposite gender or with a more androgynous gender.
If you think you’re transgender it can be helpful to connect with trans-friendly resources in your community. If you know of a local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) center or clinic, find out if they can connect you with information about transgender youth and gender identity. Some communities offer transgender support groups where you can talk to other transgender people in a supportive and confidential environment.
The Internet can also be a good source for information and a way to connect with other transgender youth. Gender Advocates has this compilation of resources for young people who may be questioning their gender or who already identify as transgender.
Some transgender teens also find it helpful to speak to a counselor or therapist. If you’re interested in finding a counselor who is transgender-friendly, contact your local LGBTQ center to see if they have a referral list or check out the LGBT Health Channel’s provider locator page .