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Unformatted text preview: Ways of dealing with Gender Identity disorder or confusion vary. For some, treatment may not be required, granted that the disorder does not cause psychological distress or trouble functioning in society. Some try and deal with gender identity problems by changing roles in society, toward those that they feel more attuned to. In addition to cross dressing and role changing, some receive hormone injections to cause breast growth and other bodily changes. In the more extreme cases, gender reassignment surgery is used to change the genitals. This could entail removal of a penis and creation of an artificial vagina, or removal of breasts and addition of an artificial penis. Information from- Brown, George. "Gender Identity." Merck Manuals . 2007. 27 Oct 2008 <http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec07/ch104/ch104b.html>....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SPCL 690 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08