Blanchard's Autogynephilia Theory: A Critique

@article{Moser2010BlanchardsAT,
  title={Blanchard's Autogynephilia Theory: A Critique},
  author={Charles Moser},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={790 - 809}
}
  • C. Moser
  • Published 24 June 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Over the last 20 years, Ray Blanchard, Ph.D., with a variety of coauthors and collaborators, has proposed a theory that links the sexual orientation of male-to-female transsexuals with the presence or absence of autogynephilia (erotic arousal by the thought or image of “himself” as a woman). Blanchard's Autogynephilia Theory suggests that the association between sexual orientation and autogynephilia among male-to-female transsexuals is clinically important and the association is always (or… 

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