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The Praeger handbook of transsexuality : changing gender to match mindset / Rachel Ann Heath
Bib ID 3799546
Format BookBook
Author
Heath, Rachel Ann
 
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Description Westport, CT ; London : Praeger, 2006 
xx, 236 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0275991768
Series

Sex, love, and psychology, 1554-222X

Summary

"In this book, Rachel Ann Heath introduces the transsexual mindset, explaining how identity discord develops and what the most recent research shows about potential biological causes. She details the history of transsexuality, the psychological, social, and family issues transsexuals face, and the associated legal and human rights issues. Diagrams depicting the major elements in Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS) are included, as are explanations of the physiological and psychological effects of hormone therapy and associated procedures for transsexuals, their outcomes, and potential complications."

"The book covers pioneers in gender reassignment such as sexologist Harry Benjamin, M.D., and famous transsexed people including Christine Jorgenson, who made headlines worldwide in 1952 and 1953. Appendices offer lists of support groups and other resources for transsexual men, women, and family members, a link to a list of surgeons worldwide performing GRS, a glossary of transsexual terms, and a summary of the Harry Benjamin Gender Dysphoria Association, the largest international organization focused on transsexuality."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Transsexuality : history, viewpoints, and prevalence
  • The biological basis of gender identity formation
  • The psychological basis of gender identity formation
  • Gender differences in cognition, personality, and social behavior
  • Interesting correlates of gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Psychological assessment of transsexualism
  • Transsexualism as a medical condition
  • Physiological effects of hormone therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgical procedures
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Transsexualism.  |  Gender identity.  |  Transsexuals  |  Gender determination  |  Gender issues
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Handbook of transsexuality

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