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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Chapter 10 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: An Overview What Is “Normal” vs. “Abnormal” Sexual Behavior? Cultural considerations Gender differences in sexual behavior and attitudes DSM-IV-TR Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Gender identity disorder Sexual dysfunctions Paraphilias
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders The Nature of Gender Identity Disorder Clinical Overview Person feels trapped in the body of the wrong sex Assume identity of the desired sex The goal is not sexual Causes are Unclear Gender identity develops early – 18 and 36 months/age http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0622,reischel,73391,6.html The above URL will take you to an article about a 5-year old with GID.
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders The Nature of Gender Identity Disorder Note that a surprisingly large number of fetuses show ambiguous sex in utero, based on hormonal indices. These fetuses are sometimes given hormonal therapy to swing their gender in one direction or the other. (Jamie Lee Curtis) Some cases are resolved even before birth.
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders The Nature of Gender Identity Disorder Sex-Reassignment Surgery Who is a candidate? – Basic prerequisites before surgery 75% report satisfaction with new identity Adjustment is better for Female-to-male conversions Psychosocial Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder Realign psychological gender with biological sex Few Large Scale Studies
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Some facts about gender reassignment surgery: It is very expensive, and takes years of preparation and maintenance, both biological and psychological. For instance, the reconstructed penis operates with a hand held or automated pump. The reconstructed vagina must be treated daily to prevent closure and infection.
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Female to male transgendered people still have their female internal organs. This explains the recent phenomenon of the pregnant male, and the death of Robert Eade by ovarian cancer.
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Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach, 4th Edition, David H. Barlow Chapter 10: Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Some facts about gender reassignment surgery: Male to female transgendered people cannot bear children, and can have prostate cancer and other ‘male’ problems.
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