Elliot Page has shared a topless selfie and described the “joy” he feels in his body after getting gender affirming care. 

The 36-year-old actor revealed he had had top surgery in 2021 after coming out as transgender the year before.

In a recent Instagram post captioned “#transjoy”, he opened up about his past experience of gender dysphoria.

“Dysphoria used to be especially rife in the summer. No layers, just a T-shirt – or layers and oh so sweaty – constantly looking down, readjusting my oversized T.

“It feels so f’ing good soaking in the sun now, I never thought I could experience this, the joy I feel in my body.”

He described how top surgery had changed his life.

“I am so grateful for what gender affirming care has allowed me,” he wrote.

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In an interview after having top surgery, Page said the procedure had been “life saving”.

His memoir Pageboy comes out on 6 June and the actor is about to head off on a book tour to promote it.

He told People magazine: “I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with readers and listeners across the country about it, and to celebrate other queer and trans stories along the way as well.”