Something Resembling Autogynephilia in Women: Comment on Moser (2009)

  title={Something Resembling Autogynephilia in Women: Comment on Moser (2009)},
  author={Anne A. Lawrence},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1 - 4}
  • A. Lawrence
  • Published 31 December 2009
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Homosexuality
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  • Psychology
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2015
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  • C. Moser
  • History
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 2010
Lawrence (2010) criticized my Autogynephilia Scale for Women (see Moser, 2009), stating that the items did not correspond to the items on Blanchard's Autogynephilia Scales (Blanchard, 1985; 1989). ...



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  • C. Moser
  • Psychology
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 2009
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    The Journal of nervous and mental disease
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  • A. Lawrence
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Archives of sexual behavior
  • 2005
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