The Lives of Transgender Individuals - Video

Aired on 09/28/2007 | CC
It's a gender identity crisis that changed their entire lives. Meet Angelika and Jake—transgender indivduals who say they were both born in the wrong body. Angelika, a 21-year-old transgender female, spent the first 15 years of her life living as a boy. She says she went through constant tormenting for being feminine as a little boy. Jake was born as Julia and lived 14 years as a girl. Like Angelika, Jake says he faced constant bullying and would skip weeks of school at a time. Both of these young adults say the pain became almost too much to bear and they knew the only way to solve their problems was to undergo the transformation surgery. Learn more about the science behind transgender identity and hear from other transgender individuals .