Early History of the Concept of Autogynephilia

@article{Blanchard2005EarlyHO,
  title={Early History of the Concept of Autogynephilia},
  author={Ray Blanchard},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={34},
  pages={439-446}
}
  • R. Blanchard
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Since the beginning of the last century, clinical observers have described the propensity of certain males to be erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women. Because there was no specific term to denote this phenomenon, clinicians’ references to it were generally oblique or periphrastic. The closest available word was transvestism. The definition of transvestism accepted by the end of the twentieth century, however, did not just fail to capture the wide range of erotically… Expand
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