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Caitlyn Jenner opens up about transitioning in the 1980s before marriage to Kris

Decades before her recent transition to life as a woman, Caitlyn Jenner made her first attempt to do so back in the 1980s.

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Caitlyn Jenner: I first attempted to transition in 1980s, Kris knew

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And in a new clip that will be shown Tuesday at the Makers Conference, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Jenner opened up about that experience.

"I started on hormones. I was a good 36B. I loved them. I thought this was fabulous. My mission at that point was to transition before I was 40. Got to 39 ... I just couldn't go any further."

A few months later, she met wife Kris.

"We hit it off from day one," Jenner recalled. "I was very honest with her. I had to be, I was a 36B. Everything's really heading in the right direction, and I made this decision to move on with my life, Kris and I together with this family. '"

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Jenner continued, "I actually had my boobs removed. I never told anyone that. The rules with Kris and I were, 'Don't dress up, certainly around the house. If you really need to do that, when you're on the road, take stuff and do that.'"

For the extended interview with Jenner, watch the video above. Other participants in the Makers Conference, which celebrates women's stories, include Halle Berry, Sheryl Sandberg and America Ferrera — for more information, visit the organization's website.

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