Transsexualism - Transsexualism 09/11/201016:26:00

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Transsexualism 09/11/2010 16:26:00 Transsexualism medical term is gender identity disorder Two necessary components for diagnosis o Evidence of a strong and persistent cross gender identification9merely  be a desire  o evidence of persistent discomfort about ones assigned sex or sense of  inappropriateness in the gender role of that sex diagnosis is not made if the individual has a concurrent physical intersex  condition there must be evidence of clinically significant distress or disability.  Clinical presentation----MTF early transition o adolescence o persons of color o stereotypically feminine secondary transition o middle aged o white o stereotypically masculine  Cause psychodynamic influence o overbearing mother o parents wanted a child of the opp sex psychological trauma repressed homo biomedical reasons o medication given to mother o hormones o intersex like condition
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paraphilia Harry Benjamin Child sent to him that wanted to become a girl and treated boy with estradiol  Standard care During the complete year prior to surgery o Must be under psychological care o must be on hormone replacement therapy o must successfully live in the new gender real life experience o should change name and identity documents to align with new gender o obtain 2 supporting letter from psychological  biological basis  maybe a genetic component to Transsexualism.  sex difference in the brain  sexual dimorphic  changing your sex xhanges you r brain meaning that if you take cross sex  hormones your brain is going to change functions and structures are going to 
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course GE CLUSTER 72a taught by Professor Saguy during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.

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Transsexualism - Transsexualism 09/11/201016:26:00

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