I’m a 16 year old girl that needs help. I have been thinking about becoming a transsexual for about 2 years now and I don’t know how to tell my parents. They are strong believers in God. I have been to about 10 sites before asking for help and no one wants to help me. I have tried to cut myself and I did. I don’t want to hurt my self any longer I need help.
Thanks for sharing what must be a very difficult situation with me. I’m sure that if your wanting to be a transsexual that for many years you have felt like a boy trapped in a female’s body (transgender). In the past psychologists would seek to correct this problem with therapy, but as we have come to understand this subject more, we have realized that this condition can’t be fixed nor does it need to be.
For whatever reason, whether this condition happens before birth or just after, a transgender has a completely different personality to what their gender would suggest on the outside. It’s important to help teens like yourself understand that they aren’t defective, but just one of the many expressions of how all humans are different from each other. Accept youself for the beautiful person you are and learn to approach the world how you feel on the inside led to approach it.
Telling your parents will be difficult and if they are religious then all the more so. Before you tell them, you need a support system in place so you can deal with the aftermath. Do you have a school counselor you could talk to? Good friends that love and accept you the way you are? Here’s a link to an teen transexual online support group and online resources that will help. Once you feel strong, confident, and supported, then tell your parents but not before.
Above all else know that you are loved by God just the way you are and he doesn’t expect you to be anything other than yourself. You are his creation, beautiful and perfect in his eyes. I pray all the best for you and please keep me informed of your situation in the comments below this post. I’m here to help.