Transsexualism And Sex Reassignment

Author: William A. W. Walters
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Transsexualism And Sex Reassignment from the Author: William A. W. Walters. Based on ten years of experience with over 400 transsexuals at a major teaching hospital in Melbourne, this book describes factors determining gender identity and explains how and why transsexualism may develop. The contributors examine the experience from every angle, discussing its medical, ethical, legal, social, and personal aspects, providing a benchmark in the the understanding and management of the transsexual experience.

Changing Sex

Author: Bernice L. Hausman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822316923
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Changing Sex from the Author: Bernice L. Hausman. Changing Sex takes a bold new approach to the study of transsexualism in the twentieth century. By addressing the significance of medical technology to the phenomenon of transsexualism, Bernice L. Hausman transforms current conceptions of transsexuality as a disorder of gender identity by showing how developments in medical knowledge and technology make possible the emergence of new subjectivities. Hausman's inquiry into the development of endocrinology and plastic surgery shows how advances in medical knowledge were central to the establishment of the material and discursive conditions necessary to produce the demand for sex change--that is, to both "make" and "think" the transsexual. She also retraces the hidden history of the concept of gender, demonstrating that the semantic distinction between "natural" sex and "social" gender has its roots in the development of medical treatment practices for intersexuality--the condition of having physical characteristics of both sexes-- in the 1950s. Her research reveals the medical institution's desire to make heterosexual subjects out of intersexuals and indicates how gender operates semiotically to maintain heterosexuality as the norm of the human body. In critically examining medical discourses, popularizations of medical theories, and transsexual autobiographies, Hausman details the elaboration of "gender narratives" that not only support the emergence of transsexualism, but also regulate the lives of all contemporary Western subjects. Changing Sex will change the ways we think about the relation between sex and gender, the body and sexual identity, and medical technology and the idea of the human.

Gender Dysphoria

Author: Betty W. Steiner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146844784X
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Gender Dysphoria from the Author: Betty W. Steiner. In the decade-and-a-half since I coedited Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment (Green & Money, 1969), remarkable changes have occurred with Harry Ben jamin's "transsexual phenomenon" (1966). Formerly, when writing about this condition in scientific journals, it was necessary to define the term transsex ualism. Now the lay public recognizes it. Even the American Psychiatric Asso ciation acknowledges it as a "disorder," with its inclusion in the Third Edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (1980). Although this "elevation" to the status of mental illness may seem a Pyrrhic victory, it is a recognition of the legitimacy of transsexual ism as a source of human suffering. The controversy that surrounded the decisions in the early patient cases to perform sex-change surgery has largely dissipated. The cries of "collusion with delusion," principally from psychoanalysts, have quieted. The dire predictions of psychosis and/or suicide following surgery as the "last psychic defenses are cut away" have almost never been realized. By contrast, many postoperative patients consider the surgery to have been life-saving. Medical centers worldwide have incorporated programs for evaluating and treating persons requesting sex reas signment. Elaborate guidelines for patient management have been developed by an international organization of health care professionals (Harry Benjamin Inter national Gender Dysphoria Association, 1981). Harry Benjamin's child has come of age.

Exploring Transsexualism

Author: Colette Chiland
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 9781855753327
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Exploring Transsexualism from the Author: Colette Chiland. "This text helps in looking at this difficult, even taboo, issue from various angles. It acknowledges the complexity of the subject and warns the readers against judgements being made without knowing the full story behind the individual. This challenging text is recommended reading for all concerned with, and interested in, psychotherapeutic treatment of transsexualism." --Cover.

Transsexualism Medicine And Law

Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287128058
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Transsexualism Medicine And Law from the Author: . Bundel met de teksten van de tijdens het congres gehouden toespraken en gepresenteerde papers. Bevat tevens een overzicht van de wetgeving m.b.t. transseksualiteit in Oostenrijk, Duitsland, Italiƫ, Nederland, Zweden en Turkije.

Gender Blending

Author: Aaron H. Devor
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253116130
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Gender Blending from the Author: Aaron H. Devor. "A major contribution to the understanding of gender." -- Anne Bolin "Its readable style achieves a unique balance of the personal with scientific rigor." -- Contemporary Sociology "Holly Devor's Gender Blending is a pathfinding study that creates a new frontier in sex and gender research." -- Journal of the History of Sexuality "... a fascinating study... " -- Choice Fifteen women who have to varying degrees rejected traditional femininity, but not their femaleness, discuss their lives with Devor. These women, sometimes mistaken for men, choose to minimize their female vulnerability in a patriarchal world by minimizing their femininity.

Women S Progress

Author: Jeanne Spurlock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1489908552
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Women S Progress from the Author: Jeanne Spurlock. Now, 25 years into our country's most recent "women's movement" for equality, it is appropriate to reexamine the social and cultural experiences of women. Thanks to the media, researchers, clinicians, and the general public, all are aware that women have been unable to realize many of their goals. At times, distress rather than satisfaction and rejection and disap pointment rather than contentment have been the result of the ongoing struggle of women to achieve change-the change in attitudes, behavior, and values necessary to broaden the personal choices and work options open to women. Nationally recognized authorities on several of the sociocultural issues addressed in this volume, the editors invited noted scholars and clinicians to study some of those issues particularly relevant to women. These include frequently neglected topics, such as the multiplicity of responsibilities of single women and the spectrum of mothering roles, and those more commonly discussed, such as the various roles and patterns in the family, work options and burdens, and interpersonal relationships. The volume provides insightful detail on two prominent and poignant problems of the 1980s-the causes and repercussions of homelessness and sexual life-styles. Such material may facilitate under standing and serve as a catalyst for positive action.