Thursday, December 10, 2020

It Never Goes Away

Gender Transition at a Mature Age

Book Review

"It Never Goes Away" is the title of Dr. Koch's book.  It deals in detail with her coming out as female and transitioning.  It is well written and covers many details civilians, or those contemplating transition with little support, may not know.

As with so many of the book of this nature, Dr. Koch lists her accomplishments as if she alone invented and solved the transgender conundrum. I have always contended that in a room on transgender individuals, one could start the story, stop mid-paragraph, and have someone continue right where the story left off. We have a common collective story.  

Also, much of our current acceptance and accomplishments are due to those that went before.  Support groups, although misguided at first have prevented us all from feeling we were alone. One need not wait until "Mature Age" of just read a "How To" book.  Ask for support from our community.     

There is one fact that Dr. Koch did get absolutely correct: 

It Never Goes Away!



The book is available on Amazon - Here is the book description:

If you are transgendered, the feeling of wanting your body to match the sex you feel you are never goes away. For some, though, especially those who grew up before trans people were widely out and advocating for equality, these feelings were often compartmentalized and rarely acted upon. Now that gender reassignment has become much more commonplace, many of these people may feel increasing pressure to finally undergo the procedures they have always secretly wanted.

Dr. Anne L. Koch
Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is also the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics and Microsurgery at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.   Following her clinical and academic career, Annie formed her own successful technology and development company, Real World Endo, of which she was CEO and President.   Dr. Koch is the holder of multiple patents and the author of more than one hundred and fifty articles in her specialty field. Dr. Koch has also presented more than one thousand lectures worldwide. 

In addition to her clinical specialty, Dr. Koch is a strong advocate for professional women and presents at many medical and dental schools.  Among her various presentations is, “The Entrepreneurial Woman Doctor” and she has gifted a large seminar / lecture room at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  Additionally, she has endowed a five-year program dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion issues at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Koch maintains a faculty position at PENN (Department of Endodontics) as well as serving as a Senior Fellow with Penn Medicine. She also is a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Koch is an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations.


  1. So true, it never goes away. I thought I had it safely stowed away, with the occasional retrieval to quiet things down as needed, but I was definitely wrong. My egg shattered this year and I am over the moon with how happy I have been since.

    It never goes away and it's never too late to be you.

  2. "It never goes way" OMG those words hit me like a punch to the gut, they literately took my breath ways.