Social Affirmation (Transition)

Social Transition include all the actions you can do yourself without the help of a doctor or any other professional. You can socially transition as soon as you like. Some of the actions you can take to socially transition have to do with your appearance, the way you dress, your hairstyle, body language and behaviours.

Physical Presentation (clothes and haircut)

Presentation is about your clothes, haircut and the way you present yourself socially.

Binding. There are a number of different ways to bind. Some techniques are more successful than others and it is recommended you purchase custom-made ‘binders’ from companies who make these specialist item. You can google these online or get previously used binders from others who no longer need them.

Packing. Many men wear a prosthesis or some form of ‘crotch-filler’. Other terms for this item includes ‘packer’, ‘packy’ or ‘prosthetic’. These items are available for purchase online.

Pronouns and Disclosure

Some people find a change in pronouns (‘he’, ‘him’ and ‘his’), change of name and personal presentation makes all the difference to them to feel more comfortable. This step will mean you tell other people (disclosure) you plan to transition.

Name Change

If you are over 18 years of age or have the support of your parents if under 18 years old, you can change your name any time at your local Births, Deaths and Marriage registry in your state or territory.

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