Terminology and Classification of Gender Identity Disorders

  title={Terminology and Classification of Gender Identity Disorders},
  author={Ira B. Pauly},
  journal={Gender Dysphoria: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Clinical Management},
  • I. Pauly
  • Published 28 May 1993
  • Psychology
  • Gender Dysphoria: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Clinical Management
German clinicians began describing individuals with some form of gender discomfort over 160 vears ago. This culminated with the publication of Die Transvestiten by Magnus Hirschfeld in 1910. Currently, the most commonly used terms for these conditions are transsexualism, gender dysphoia, and gender identity disorders (GID). With the publication of the 3rd edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III) of the American Psychiatric Association in 1980, one finds mention of these GID… 

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