The Dynamic Development of Gender Variability

@article{FaustoSterling2012TheDD,
  title={The Dynamic Development of Gender Variability},
  author={A. Fausto-Sterling},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={398 - 421}
}
  • A. Fausto-Sterling
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Homosexuality
  • We diagram and discuss theories of gender identity development espoused by the clinical groups represented in this special issue. We contend that theories of origin relate importantly to clinical practice, and argue that the existing clinical theories are under-developed. Therefore, we develop a dynamic systems framework for gender identity development. Specifically, we suggest that critical aspects of presymbolic gender embodiment occur during infancy as part of the synchronous interplay of… CONTINUE READING
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