Chaz Bono Says Sex Change Was The "Best Decision I've Ever Made"
Posted on Fri Nov 20, 2009 09:05 AM PDT

chazbono200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Chaz Bono sat down with Good Morning America to discuss his new life as a man, and even though he's going through gender reassignment in the public eye, he seems to be handling it quite well.

Bono, who is eight months into his transformation tells GMA, "This was a very difficult decision to make, but it was the best decision I've ever made. I feel great ... I feel so much more comfortable that I've ever been. I've felt male as far back as I can remember."

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Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono, and he says he always identified more with boys. "I felt like one of the boys. My friends were boys," he said. "In school I related to boys ... As you get older it's more confusing. Suddenly, there's more pressure to fit in to your assigned gender."

Bono has received hormone treatments that have caused his voice to deepen, and he's already at the point where he can shave his face. While the whole process is a very private matter, Bono says he knew it was what he wanted. "Then it came down to realizing that I have to live my life for myself and that life is short and life is precious." Looking back, Bono said, "it would almost be easy to say, 'Why did I wait so long to do this?'"

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