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Practical difficulties of gender switching

I am borrowing a character for a piece of fanfiction, as you do. He is a male character I've written about before, but in the course of this story, he's going to switch gender, and I'd like to write realistic consequences of this. The difficulty is that unlike real life gender reassignment I could google for, this is literally an overnight transformation, and what's more, it's not what I would call emotionally traumatic. The character was quite happy being male and will eventually be happy being female, but she is surprised and a little unnerved.

Basically, I'm looking for suggestions for, well, little details to underline the sudden change. She's going to be somewhat daunted by tampons, she's going to think twice about which set of public toilets to use, she's going to be surprised at having less physical strength than she did. Can anyone suggest any more of these purely practical problems?
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