Chapter 2 Genetic Aspects of Gender Identity Development and Gender Dysphoria

@inproceedings{Klink2014Chapter2G,
  title={Chapter 2 Genetic Aspects of Gender Identity Development and Gender Dysphoria},
  author={Daniel Klink and Martin den Heijer},
  year={2014}
}
The development of gender identity, its variance, and gender dysphoria is thought to be a complex process involving biological and psychosocial factors. Heritability studies have demonstrated a genetic factor for the development of gender dysphoria. The brain is regarded as the anatomical substrate of gender identity, and sex differences of the brain are studied to elucidate the process of gender identity development. Many sex differences have been attributed to hormonal action, and the first… CONTINUE READING

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