transsexualism

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transsexualism

the belief that dislocations between sex and gender can be remedied by a surgical restructuring of the sex organs. Radical feminists have been critical of this belief and the associated practices of the ‘Transsexual Empire’. From this perspective transsexualism is primarily concerned with ‘artifactual femaleness’ and arises from an ideology fraught with normative assumptions (see J. Raymond, The Transsexual Empire, 1980).
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The Bureau of Prisons' current policy regarding treatment of transgender prisoners states that prisoners who assert having gender identity disorder will have access to medical and mental health professionals trained in accordance with the DSM and approved standards of care.
Making gender identity disorder of childhood: Historical lessons for contemporary debates.
City of Salem, Ohio, a lieutenant worked in the city's fire department for seven years with no incident until he was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder.
The manual listed homosexuality as a form of "sexual deviation" until 1974, and some advocates say that in a generation most people will see the diagnosis of gender identity disorder as equally absurd.
Some of these include: the Rorschach (Exner System), the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, and the Coolidge Personality and Neuropsychological Inventory, which contains a six-item gender identity disorder scale based on DSM-IV-TR criteria (Coolidge, Thede, & Young, 2002).
In more immediate terms such legislation will permit men suffering from Gender Identity Disorder an excuse to use women's washrooms and changing facilities, opening up the way to sexual predators.
As a result, relatively few transsexual people are able to receive the entire course of the medically necessary treatment for what is known as Gender Identity Disorder.
A separate study also reported on the experience of doctors from Children's Hospital Boston in treating 97 children and teens with gender identity disorder.
A separate study that also appeared in Pediatrics reported on the experience of doctors from Children's Hospital Boston in treating 97 children and teens with gender identity disorder.
2 Though Gender Identity Disorder and Gender Dysphoria are used synonymously at times, gender dysphoria relates to anxiety and confusion about individuals\' gender identity.
We review childhood gender identity in the context of developmental and cultural factors before considering the diagnosis of childhood gender identity disorder (GIDC), and we explore proposed changes to the diagnosis in the upcoming fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
In "Removing Gender Identity Disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: A Call for Action" (April 2009), Ault and Brzuzy stated that in 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) "finally responded to decades of activism by removing homosexuality from DSM" (p.