Gender, stage of transition and situational avoidance: a UK study of trans people's experiences

  title={Gender, stage of transition and situational avoidance: a UK study of trans people's experiences},
  author={Sonja J. Ellis and Jay McNeil and Louis Bailey},
  journal={Sexual and Relationship Therapy},
  pages={351 - 364}
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