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The Praeger handbook of transsexuality : changing gender to match mindset

Author: Rachel Ann Heath
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
Series: Sex, love, and psychology.
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Ann Heath
ISBN: 0275991768 9780275991760
OCLC Number: 66527110
Description: xx, 236 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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 --
Ancillary procedures --
Intersex conditions --
Family and social issues --
Legal issues.
Series Title: Sex, love, and psychology.
Other Titles: Handbook of transsexuality
Responsibility: Rachel Ann Heath.
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Introduces readers to the transsexual mindset, explaining how the identity discord develops, and to research that suggests a biological, and not purely psychological, basis for transsexuality. This  Read more...

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