A college friend of mine very recently underwent gender transitioning surgery. He has a blog called Self-Made Lani that chronicles the experience. It’s really interesting (and personal). Check it out.
One of the things I have found most interesting from anecdotes told to me by people who have transitioned is the way hormones — and genetically passed traits — have drastically impacted them in ways they may not have expected. While living in Northampton, I had an acquaintance who began losing his hair after taking male hormones because of male pattern baldness. That idea never even occurred to me before.
Anyway — I wanted to pass along this interesting read.