Cisgenderism in psychology: pathologising and misgendering children from 1999 to 2008

  title={Cisgenderism in psychology: pathologising and misgendering children from 1999 to 2008},
  author={Y. Gavriel Ansara and Peter V. Hegarty},
  journal={Psychology \& Sexuality},
  pages={137 - 160}
We assessed whether recent psychological literature on children reflects or contrasts with the zeitgeist of American Psychological Association's recent non-discrimination statement on ‘transgender’ and ‘gender variant’ individuals. Article records (N = 94) on childhood ‘gender identity’ and ‘expression’ published between 1999 and 2008 inclusive were evaluated for two kinds of cisgenderism, the ideology that invalidates or pathologises self-designated genders that contrast with external… 

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