Our expert says:
There is many people who feel the way you descibe here. It is not about homosexuality or about being gay. Sexual orientation and gender identity is two very different concepts. The way you descibe this, from early childhood surely indicates that it is about your gender identity.
You need to searh on the net, or learn more about this, and see which options are available and viable for your situation. It will be possible for you to go through with sex reaasignment if you feel that is the option you want to choose. But first and foremeost you need to be able to make an informed decision.
Find out if there is an organisation for LGBT people in your area, have a look at the Joint Working Group's website to see a list of most of the organisations in South Africa. You will find it at: www.jwg.org.za
You maybe also need to go for a few sessions to a professional person, and most advicably also for couple sessions with your partner. This is not something a person decide to follow through, with over nioght, and I really want to suggest you first create a support network for yourself. This will be best achieved by first informing yourself, then making contact with like minded people and seeking the assistance of a professional person to guide and support you (and your partner)
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