TRAPPED IN THE BODY OF A MAN?

TRANSSEXUALS OFTEN CLAIM THEY WERE BORN THE WRONG GENDER. MICROSCOPIC STUDIES OF A KEY REGION OF THE BRAIN SUGGEST THEY MAY BE RIGHT

MOST YOUNG CHILDREN LIKE TO play dress-up, parading around the house in their dad's wing tips or smearing their mom's lipstick all over their face. But for a few youngsters, usually boys, this childhood rite is more than a game. They are obsessed with their mother's clothes and wear them at every opportunity. It is as if a part of their mind were trying to erase the maleness of their body and allow an inherent femaleness to emerge. As they grow older, their discomfort with their gender often increases, until finally they turn to doctors for help. Some take feminizing hormones...

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