Hello. (Here is the excuse for bad English)
I’m a fifteen year old person from Germany. I say person, because I had much confusion and denial with my gender identity. I came out in my school as a ftm, but now I am questioning.
It’s not that I want to be female, but that I feel somewhere else in the spectrum, like agender for example.
My therapist isn’t a great help and since I’m desperate I wanted to ask for advice here.
The main problem is, that here in Germany you can’t undergo any surgery at all without
1.Straightly identifying as male/female
2.Going on T.
Transsexuality is seen as a disease here, and if you identify as anything else, it’s seen as unnecessary to get any medication.
Not that these identities aren’t respected, they sure are, but for people like me, who experience (for example) breast dysphoria, it is kind of a problem. I own a binder, but it presses to strong on my heart, where I have health problems (more below).
I could simply go on T and get the surgery later on, since I came out as ftm, but that (for now) just feels wrong, like a betray to the community even. Also Testosterone would be a danger for my health, since I already have a disease to be taken care of, not to mention all the side effects of the medication I am taking.
In 2017, there is supposed to be a change in law, that changes the law around seeing Transsexuality as a disease but right now my main goal is to get breast surgery, and nothing else. For years I just want them to go away. But how can I get surgery here?
Is this a question anyone can answer?
Please post your response in the comments below.
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Posted by Freiya on February 11th, 2016 at 08:00 am