Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder

@article{and2004AutogynephiliaAP,
  title={Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder},
  author={Anne A. Lawrence Md and},
  journal={Journal of Gay \& Lesbian Mental Health},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={69-87}
}
SUMMARY Autogynephilia is defined as a male's propensity to be sexually aroused by the thought or image of himself as female. Autogynephilia explains the desire for sex reassignment of some male-to-female (MTF) transsexuals. It can be conceptualized as both a paraphilia and a sexual orientation. The concept of autogynephilia provides an alternative to the traditional model of transsexualism that emphasizes gender identity. Autogynephilia helps explain mid-life MTF gender transition, progression… 
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