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THE THEORY OF GENDER IDENTITY

@inproceedings{Jon2008THETO,
  title={THE THEORY OF GENDER IDENTITY},
  author={Jon and Katrin Meyer and Thomas N. IVise},
  year={2008}
}
HIS PAPER GREW O U T OF T E N YEARS’ WORK with people having T the most severe disturbances of gender, disturbances reflected in their application for surgical sex reassignment. Over the decade my colleagues’ and I have seen 526 patients who wished to have their genitalia and other physical attributes modified so as to remove a dissonance between sense of self and physical body. Their conviction was that, being mentally of the opposite sex, any chance for happiness was being destroyed by a… Expand

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