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With the public's growing understanding of transgendered people, it is becoming more acceptable for men to fully live their lives as women. Making such as transition is never easy, but it can lead to a more satisfying life and allow for a feeling of completion.

Choose a first and middle female name that you would like to go by. This can be a variation on your true name, or it can be something completely different. You can legally change your name after going by it for at least a year.

Tell your family, friends, social associates, and people at work that you will begin to make the transition from male to female. Some may support you while others may not, but you cannot be fired for undergoing this change, unless it will interfere with you performing your job duties.

Buy hair pieces to give yourself a more feminine look. You can also get electrolysis or laser hair removal if you are naturally very hairy.

Shop for a new wardrobe of women's clothing, undergarments, figure shapers and enhancers, shoes, and accessories. You can buy pieces gradually so that you don't have to spend a large amount of money at once.

Begin dressing, grooming, and presenting yourself as a female in public, at work, and in social circles. You may do this gradually if it is easier for you.

Start taking female hormones to raise your voice and lessen hair growth. It is best to do this under the supervision of a physician so that you don't risk your health.

Consider getting breast implants if you are having trouble growing breast tissue from taking hormones, or you desire a larger cup size.

After a year of living full-time as a female, you may be a candidate for sex reassignment surgery. Well-respected surgeons of this specialty include Dr. Gary Alter of the United States and Dr. Chettawut Tulayaphanich of Thailand.

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Melinda Gaines

Melinda Gaines has been a freelance writer since 2006, with work appearing online for YellowPages and other websites. Her areas of expertise include business, beauty, fashion and sports. Gaines attended the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Science in sport administration.