TRANSSEXUALISM: CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT

@article{Hoopes1968TRANSSEXUALISMCR,
  title={TRANSSEXUALISM: CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING SEXUAL REASSIGNMENT},
  author={J. Hoopes and N. Knorr and S. R. Wolf},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1968},
  volume={147},
  pages={510–516}
}
The present discussion reviews some of the historical aspects of transsexualism, explores possible reasons for previous neglect of this major problem and attempts characterization of the transsexual patient on the basis of information contained in correspondence from individuals seeking evaluation and treatment. The primary deterrent to physician involvement in the transsexual problem is a self-protective one, namely fear of censure and considerations regarding reputation. Correspondence has… Expand

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