IT engineer Miss Bell is pictured outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in January

Miss Bell is an IT engineer and was photographed outside of the Royal Courts of Justice, London in January

Keira, who was interviewed earlier this year by the Daily Mail, spoke about her experiences to emphasize her misery and serve as an example to other women. 

Keira, her mother was a single parent and she was raised in Hertfordshire with her two older sisters. Her parents divorced. Keira’s father served in the U.S. Military in Britain, and later settled in this area.

According to her, she was an always-tomboy. She didn’t like skirts and recalls two instances when her family made her wear a dress.

She told the Daily Mail: ‘At 14, I was pitched a question by my mother, about me being such a tomboy. When she asked me whether I was a leo, I answered no. When she asked me whether I would like to become a boy, I also said no.

Keira thought that Keira might have been transsexual at the time, which is why she’s now known as transgender.

I was told by her that she found the idea disgusting. She says, “Wanting sex change was never glorified like it is now.” The idea was not well-known. But the idea remained in my head and didn’t disappear.

Keira began to play truant in school and was on her way to receiving the invasive treatment that she now blames. An odd one out, she insisted on wearing trousers — most female pupils there chose skirts — and rarely had friends of either sex.

She was bullied and refused to attend class, so she was referred for therapy.

She shared with him her feelings about wanting to be a man.

Soon, her local doctor referred her to her. She then sent her directly to the child mental health services (CAMHS), near her house. She was referred to the Tavistock because she believes she was not born in the right body. 

Keira was now in puberty, and she had started her period. “The Tavistock prescribed hormone blocking drugs to stop my female growth. It was almost like turning off the tap,” she said.

I experienced similar symptoms to what happens when hormones fall in women during menopause. Hot flushes and difficulty sleeping made it hard for me to function. My sex drive was gone. Calcium tablets were given to me because of my weak bones.

Keira says she wasn’t warned by Tavistock therapists about the terrible symptoms that lay ahead.

She didn’t instantly lose her breasts after binding them with cloth from a transgender website. She says, “I was in no place.”

She returned to Tavistock to undergo tests to determine if she is ready to go for the next phase of treatment. 

A few short months later, the first real wispy hairs began to grow on her neck. It was finally happening. Keira was happy.

She was referred by the Gender Identity Clinic West London to treat adults who are looking to change their sex.

She was 20 when she received two opinions from the experts and was then sent to Brighton Hospital, East Sussex for a double mastectomy. 

She had grown a full-grown beard and was now able to sex again. Her voice was clear.

She began doubting her ability to become a man after she had her breasts removed.

But she kept going, despite doubts. As she loved the name Quincy, her birth certificate and driving license changed to reflect her new name. She also altered her name by deed poll, and got a government-authorised Gender Recognition Certificate making her officially male. 

Last January she received her last testosterone injection. 

The clock cannot be rewinded after all the years spent having hormones in your body. Her periods started to return and her hips began to look more feminine. But her beard is still growing.

She stated that she doesn’t know whether or not I will look again like a woman. “I felt like a Tavistock guinea-pig, and nobody knows what my future holds.” 

The question whether she’ll be able have children remains open to doubt.

However, she has been buying more women’s clothing and using the female toilets once again. She says that it worries her because women might think she is a man. I get nervous. I have very short hair, but it’s growing. 

Under law, she must be male. She has to change the official paperwork in order to claim she’s female.