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What some people might find especially interesting about Christine is that she's able to breastfeed. She says it's not as complicated as it sounds. "A lot of women who adopt go through a regimen of hormones before they have their child, and that enables them to breastfeed by the time they get their child," she says. "So I just did the same protocol. It's basically simulating pregnancy with hormones, and since I transitioned 10 years ago, I had enough breast development where it was basically the identical situation."
Today, Christine is a doctor who specializes in transgender surgery. Even though she had to go through drastic circumstances to find her happiness, she says her life feels like a miracle. "To go from being this guy to being a mother, having the career, everything I always wanted ... I mean, I feel like I got too much. Like, more than anyone deserves."
Published on September 29, 2010