Chaz Bono loves being a man

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2009 12:00 hrs

Chaz Bono now seems quite comfortable in his skin as his medical transition from being a female to male has spurred physical changes that he has always been wanting.

"It's a long process going back almost a decade. I got clean and sober in 2004 and I couldn't have done this before that," People mag quoted him as telling Entertainment Tonight in an interview.he 40-year-old Bono, formerly called Chastity, was born the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono and has been undergoing female-to-male gender transition since March.

Speaking about the process he said: "It lowered my voice...Fat redistributes, muscle growth, hair growth, sex drive increases."

Bono added: "I always felt like the male from the time I was a child. There wasn't much feminine about me.

"I believe that gender is something between your ears, not between your legs. That is something I discovered in the early '90s. It was just a long process of being comfortable enough to do something about it."

And turning 40 was his last chance.

He said: "I was turning 40 and I thought it's now or never. I want to still feel vibrant and be able to enjoy my life in a male body and not wait until I am an old man." (ANI)

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