Was the Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood Diagnosis Introduced into DSM-III as a Backdoor Maneuver to Replace Homosexuality? A Historical Note

@article{Zucker2005WasTG,
  title={Was the Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood Diagnosis Introduced into DSM-III as a Backdoor Maneuver to Replace Homosexuality? A Historical Note},
  author={K. Zucker and R. Spitzer},
  journal={Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={31 - 42}
}
  • K. Zucker, R. Spitzer
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
  • Over the years, the DSM diagnosis of gender identity disorder (and its predecessors gender identity disorder of childhood [GIDC] and transsexualism) has attracted controversy as a mental disorder, for its diagnostic criteria, as a target of therapeutic intervention, and for its relationship to a homosexual sexual orientation. Another point of controversy is the claim that the diagnosis of GIDC was introduced into the DSM-III in 1980 as a kind of “backdoor maneuver” to replace homosexuality… CONTINUE READING
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