Ryan McKenna always felt like a girl trapped inside a boy's body, but unlike many who suffer from gender identity disorders, Ryan didn't need surgery to become the female he believed he truly was. As a child Ryan's mum Julie found small lumps on his chest, before a doctor said Ryan probably had high oestrogen levels, but would likely grow out of it over time. At school, Ryan preferred hanging out with girls, and described himself as 'dress mad'. Ryan is affected by a hormonal imbalance which can affect growth, fertility and behaviour. The imbalance can pose serious psychological problems for those affected, but with support from loved ones, these issues can be overcome.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Boy turns to girl – without surgery - Yahoo!7