Also take time to consider how much of your own story (or the stories of those close to you) you wish to share on this journey. Set boundaries at the beginning to help you approach your choices with more confidence.
Then use resources available to you to understand the issue beyond yourself. Research will clarify...
The resources on this page are a great place to get started.
Take the time to build a strong foundation of understanding through your self examination and research. It will support you throughout your journey.