Not really, we are the survivors that managed (like our LGB cousins who did the same thing) suppress, 'cope' , hide what we felt. We developed acts to 'pass' as men. And some of us were successful ...for awhile. Along the way many of us tried self curing, we honed and developed those 'coping 'mechanisms with lots of self policing.
But there was a price for that.
Many of us that tried that didn't make it, due to direct and indirect (drugs, alcohol, risky activities, etc) suicide.
And then, because it takes so much mental and emotional energy to maintain that act, we come to a crunch. sometime and then there is another peak in suicide rates, with those that can't deal with it ending it then and those that can having to face a risky and difficult transition..
I'd have transitioned as a kid, or at least as a young adolescent if I could have. I'd been a lot happier too.
The difference is knowledge and acceptance. I didn't know why I felt the way I did (even thought I was gay for awhile) or what it meant, just that I wasn't supposed to act in certain ways in front of others and there was no one else in the whole world like me. Even when I got to university and got into the library and looked up papers on trans people...well firstly there was almost nothing and what I found was horrific. Drove me even further into the closet.
I was lucky that I had the right type of mind (and luck) to develop pretty good coping mechanisms, became a workaholic, near alcoholic, did lots of extreme activities, kept busy all the time. But when I got tired and stopped all the same old feelings came back whether I was 6, or 16, or 26 or 36 ....and I'd feel guilty and horrible about it.
And the endless melancholy I always had, that this was not the life I wanted or who I wanted to be.
So the difference is just better times now for the kids and they don't have to go into the horrible, dark, lonely closet like we did. And we are scarred by it, there is no way we were not damaged, we were, and not just physically by having the wrong puberty.