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Gender identity disorder in adults 

Gender identity disorder in adults
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Gender identity disorder in adults
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Richard Green

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10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0107
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date: 25 August 2019

The behavioural phenomenon of transsexualism (now gender identity disorder) is ancient. It has been recorded for centuries and in a broad range of cultures. The historic behavioural picture is comparable to that seen clinically. After a brief historical overview, this chapter covers epidemiology, diagnosis, origins, hormonal effects, treatment, surgery, sex reassignment outcome, family management, those with a transgendered identity, popularly known as ‘the third sex’, transsexual patient subgroups, gender identity as a disorder, and finally legal issues.

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