Robert (FtM): Until I received hormone therapy, I controlled what I ate. (…) Now it doesn’t matter if I gain weight, I suppose it accumulates in different places now. The fear of weight gain, or fear of femininity, is not an issue at all anymore, that’s all gone.
Julie (MtF): Immediately [after the operation] I wanted to join the other women in the sauna, even completely undressed. Somehow I tolerate it much better now, even if someone would say something about my ﬂab, it wouldn’t feel as bad as when I was a man. I feel like I am myself now, even with my fat. Maybe I’ve gained some kind of self-conﬁdence.