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I lived as “Laura” for eight years, but, as I now know, transitioning doesn’t fix the underlying ailments.
Studies show that most people who want to live as the opposite sex have other psychological issues, such as depression or anxiety.
Paul Walker, who had co-authored the 1979 standards of care for transgender health. As Laura, I decided to pursue being a counselor and started courses at the University of California-Santa Cruz in the late 1980s.
He diagnosed me with gender identity disorder (now gender dysphoria) and recommended cross-sex hormones and sex change genital surgery. There, a crack in my carefully crafted female persona opened, and I began to question my transition.
This planted the seed of gender confusion and led to my transitioning at age 42 to transgender female.
In 1996, at the age of 55, I was finally free from the desire to live as a woman and changed my legal documents back to Walt, my biologically correct male sex.
I still have scars on my chest, reminders of the gender detour that cost me 13 years of my life.
In my case, I was diagnosed at age 40 with gender dysphoria and at age 50 with psychological issues due to childhood trauma.
Eventually, my parents found out, and my unsupervised visits to Grandma’s house ended.In my early 20s and engaged to be married, I confided to my fiancée about my cross-dressing. With weekly travel away from home, I easily indulged in cross-dressing, fueling the desire to be a woman.