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outLoud Radio is now at Youth Radio, continuing its mission to increase the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer young people by helping them develop the skills and confidence to decide for themselves how they will be represented, advance social justice and make the most of their lives.

As he transitions to being male, Youth Radio’s Cole Carman, 18, wrestles with whether to retain any part of his female past.

Self-Made Men

“I just wanted to hurry my transition to male — forget that I was ever female and lose the transgender label all together.”

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As he transitions to being male, Youth Radio's Cole Carman, 18, wrestles with whether to retain any part of his female past.

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Some Men Are Born And Some Men Are Made

After months of preparation — working up the courage to come to terms with my identity and mandatory counseling — I was finally meeting up with my doctor to begin my transition and start taking male hormones. But I was thrown off when my doctor handed me a pamphlet about planning for my future fertility. She asked if I was interested in freezing my eggs before I started taking male hormones.

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