Eric Maison was assigned female sex at birth. He told ABC News today that he always knew in his heart that he was male. In , Eric Maison married husband Les Maison. The pair have five children: Chelsea, 22, Corey, 15, Kailee, 14, Ellen, 9, and Willow, 6.
While he loves his children, Eric Maison did not enjoy being pregnant, he said. I always wished I had a different body. Les Maison said he didn't have suspicions that Eric Maison was transgender besides certain things he would say prior to his transition.
There was an ah-ha moment after [he] said something [about coming out], but it all seemed to make sense at that point. It's also for individuals who consider themselves gender nonconforming or gender neutral. Oftentimes, people will put these tight compression wraps around their chests to hide their breasts when they're in public. Their goal can be to walk around the beach, pool or at home as well, without wearing a top.
If they have breasts and it's a source of dysphoria, that makes it difficult or impossible for them to do. Schechter said he looks to the "Standards of Care" SOC established by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health before performing gender confirmation surgery on a person.
The protocols include offering primary care, hormonal treatments, mental health services, voice and communication therapy, and additional assistance before the patient can undergo surgical transition. It's to guide them through the process and to aid with their transition, to ensure people are exploring and considering the various options to them.
Gender is who you go to bed as. Sexual preference, which is completely different, is who you go to bed with. He's had top surgery. He doesn't plan to have bottom surgery. Eric Maison Eric Maison, 39, of Detroit, Michigan, and his daughter, Corey Maison, 15, are sharing the journey of transitioning from mother and son.
The only people that have to be happy, in my opinion, are people in my house and people we care about, and in our close circle of friends and family. This isn't a choice that they're making. This is the way they're born. The education is important. If you can educate yourself, then all that lack of knowledge becomes knowledge.
Find a support group either locally or online. There are so many people like me who will help you, and protect you.