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The most common complaints from people are lowered sexual desire and voice changes.
This is a species of "sequential hermaphrodites," which means they're all born male and later turn into females. T he death of our collie Bonnie in hit my husband Frank and me so hard that it was almost a decade before we considered taking on another dog. The work could help to explain why some people are more resilient than others, and lead to better treatment. Tristana Woudstra, a year-old university student with waist-length curly hair, tells Defreyne that her hips hurt from the oestrogen treatment she began taking nine months ago.
Tantalizing hints are already beginning to emerge about the respective roles of hormones and genetics in gender identity.