Sexual and Gender Identity Disorder_spr09_class

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Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
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Gender Identity Disorder Gender identity = sense of self as male or female Gender Identity Disorder: mismatch between gender identity and anatomical sex Generally begins in childhood but also late-onset type NOT transvestic fetishism or homosexuality
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Causes Sex hormones during prenatal period? Pseudohermaphrodites
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Treatment Change gender identity to match anatomy Fairly negative outcomes Change physical appearance to match gender identity Hormones Sex reassignment surgery
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Sexual Disorders
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What is “normal” sexual behavior? Historical perspective: Sex for reproductive purposes Anything else = psychopathology
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Shifts in social attitudes Beginning of 20 th century- seen as more than method of procreation Biologist Alfred Kinsey Interviewed 18,000 people Wide diversity of sexual experiences reported
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Human Sexual Response (1966) Laboratory observations and
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course PSY 1205 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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