That 'hplusmag' article was something I found linked to from somewhere else back in 2013.
Strangely after that it seemed to get the 404 treatment, but perhaps it's back now.
Anyway, I guess it kind of illustrates the sort of vicious cycle of transition chicken we seem to be trapped in.
We want to transtion to be as passable as possible, once we are old enough and self-sufficient enough to afford it, and having the surgery privately is very expensive so that may take a long time, but it's important to begin before we start to deteriorate physically so much that we are no longer attractive.
The longer we wait, in theory, the better the advances in medical science, the less it matters about getting older before transition as all that super-duper future tissue engineering nanotech stuff will be able to fix us up and make us look like hot 20 year olds even if we're 60 on the inside. The longer we wait, the more we can earn before transtitioning, the more chance there is of our actually being able to afford this kind of tissue engineering nanotech stuff, when it inevitably becomes available.
If we go in for a career in science first, we might even be the ones to help develop the super-duper tissue engineering nanotech to make our dreams come true, which will make it all the more worthwhile, and we'll be able to help out the younger members of our community so they can transition sooner and better than we were able to..
Or we just get to 40+ years old, realise that super-duper tissue engineering nanotech is not actually right around the corner, its not just still 10-15 years away, it's just overhyped fodder to sell science-porn to emotionally immature, terrified, 'autistic'/AGP geeks, in magazines who's actual primary purpose is not so much to report on the latest developments coming out of the labs, but to sell other ads for really expensive watches and whiskeys and further advertise expensive PhD programs and so forth, which in turn are really designed to attract more attention and funding to the universities in question, and more pay to their senior administrators, not to produce any actual radical advances in science, at least not of the kind we are hoping for within our lifetimes.
Then we wish we'd had a bit more sense back in our early 20s, to have actually taken the plunge and transtioned then, with whatever technology was available at the time, so that we might already be where we wanted to be in life and happily married, rather than overweight and balding and still pining for a future that looks more and more uncertain by the day.
Oh yeah, and while we're digging ourselves deeper and deeper into fantasies of stem-cell reprogramming, well those other members of our community, at the other end of the economic scale, that we don't like to think about so much, are still somehow making do with paying a few bucks to have their butts pumped full of silicone or even cement which is really posionous to their entire system..
Do we actually care about the plight of other transsexuals, as those rich magazine publishers and university administrators sure don't, unless they are closet tranny-chasers.
The world truely sucks sometimes, I just want out..