I touched on this briefly in this piece and I discuss this in more detail in other articles I've written, but I transitioned because my gender identity didn't match my biological sex. I just took longer to move forward with transitioning because:

1. I had always assumed it would cost millions of $$ and only wealthy people like Chaz Bono could afford to do it.

2. I feared needing a lot of surgery in order to transition.

3. I didn't have the crippling dysphoria, so I wasn't as motivated as some transgender people to seek relief through transition.

Once I discovered that the majority of the transition for me would be accomplished merely through taking hormones, and that it wasn't as cost prohibitive as I'd feared, that's when I began to seriously look into transitioning.

Transgender writer and author. I primarily write on LGBTQ issues, with a focus on the transgender community. http://glbalend.com/

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