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Table of Contents

Foreword, 2016 / by Jamison Green
Foreword, 1997 / by Jamison Green
New Introduction
Original Introduction
Part I: First Questions
1. Have Female-to-Male Transsexuals Always Existed?
2. Theories about Transsexualism
Part II: Childhood Years
3. Finding Out about Gender: Theories of Childhood Gender Acquisition
4. Family Scenes
5. Who Would Want to Be a Girl?: The Women (and Girls) in Participants' Families
6. Men Rule: The Men (and Boys) in Participants' Families
7. Lessons Learned at Home: Summary of Family Relationships
8. Childhood Friends and Foes: Relationships with Non-Family Members
Part III: Adolescence
9. Adolescence Is about Change
10. Crises at Puberty
11. Adolescent Friendships
12. Women Are Different: Relationships with Female Relatives
13. Access Denied, Restrictions Apply: Relationship with Male Relatives
14. Looking for Love, Groping for Identity: Adolescent Sexuality
15. Concluding Adolescence
Part IV: Pre-Transition Years
16. Finding Identities
Part V: Changing Over
17. A Long Road
18. Making the Decision
19. Making the Changes
20. Coming Out Stories
21. Are We There Yet?
Part VI: Life after Transition
22. Nature Calls: Toilet Traumas and Medical Necessities
23. The Naked Truth about Sexuality
24. Visions of Genders
25. Lessons from the Journey
Part: VII: Concluding
26. Conclusions and Questions
Subject Index
Participant Index

About the Author

Aaron Devor, PhD, FSSSS, FSTLHE, is the Founder and Academic Director of the world's largest Transgender Archives, the world's first Research Chair in Transgender Studies, a former Dean of Graduate Studies (2002-2012), and a professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.


"In this newedition ofFTM, Devor, who so brilliantly previously captured the remarkable stories of transsexual men, continues to illuminate the need for insight into the transsexual man's life experience.Years ago, as a transsexual man searching for a reflection of my experienceandguidance on myimpending journey, Ifound what I was seekingin the pages ofthis book. In this day of increasing trans visibility there still remains a lack of trans male images, historiesandexperiencesleading to a continued lack of visibility and opportunities formentorship,which Dr. Jamison Green so eloquentlystatesin hispointed new foreword. Perhaps the timehas comefor a more equitable representation of transsexual men in the movement for trans justice." -Zander Keig, LCSW, featured in thedocumentaryZanderology; and co-editor ofLetters for My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in RetrospectandManning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves "I often say that I decided to pursue a gender transition despite what I read in the books that were available to me-a handful of harsh, challenge-filled biographies about trailblazing transgender pioneers. With the notable exception, that is, of 'the trans man's bible'-Devor's big red hardcover that still sits, 20 years later, prominently on my bookshelf. FTM was hot off the presses right when I needed it most. Devor-gently, insightfully, starkly, and respectfully-put forth a beautifully written illustration of how life could be for me, made evident by those who bravely chose to share their lives for this book. I like to think this book provided me with the how-to for grabbing my amazing transgender life by the balls!" -Aidan Key, Speaker, author, and founder of the National Gender Odyssey Conference

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