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Gender identity disorder in adults 

Gender identity disorder in adults
Gender identity disorder in adults

Richard Green

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date: 04 July 2022

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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