In a revised introduction to the 1994 reissue of the book, Raymond argues that: 'Transsexualism
urges us to collude in the falsification of reality--that men can be real women--all in the pretense that transsexualism
breaks down the barriers of sex repressiveness, sex role rigidity, and gender itself'.
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism
for Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals.
In 1994, the Subcommittee on Gender Identity Issues replaced the DSM-III-R diagnosis of Transsexualism
with the broader diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder in the DSM-IV (Meyer et al.
This medicalisation of transsexualism
as a mental illness was especially present in the House of Lords' debate on the Bill, with Baroness O' Cathain equating transsexualism
with other irrational phobias or delusions:
They then discuss diseases such as autism, depression, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, pain, migraine and headaches, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, pituitary and thyroid diseases, bone metabolic disorders, adrenal disorders, transsexualism
, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, HIV, malaria, measles, tuberculosis, sexual dysfunction, chronic kidney disease, and dementia, as well as policies and practices regarding women in clinical drug trials, drug disposition and effect, aging, and cognition.
The court held that: (1) GID or transsexualism
was a "serious medical need" for the purposes of the Eighth Amendment; (2) as matter of first impression, enforcement of the statute against the inmates violated the Eighth Amendment; (3) as matter of first impression, the statute was facially unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment; (4) the possibility that certain inmates seeking treatment for gender issues might have had conditions not requiring hormone therapy did not repel a facial challenge to the statute; and (5) as matter of first impression, the statute violated the Equal Protection Clause both as applied to the inmates and on its face.
Although the WPATH Standards of Care (2011) explicitly mention DID as a possible co-occurring condition with transgenderism and transsexualism
, the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients make no mention of dissociation or dissociative disorders (American Psychological Association, 2011).
These include transgenderism, transsexualism
, transvestism, bigenderism, genderqueerism, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, polysexuality and asexuality, to name a few.
45) Mothers have been blamed by both society and scientists for a host of 'problems' in their offspring, ranging from autism, homosexuality, schizophrenia, bed-wetting, drug use, and "homicidal transsexualism
This begins with understanding what exactly it is about transsexualism
Far from the Finish Line: Transsexualism
and Athletic Competition, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol.
The first sex-change surgery, surgery to correct the external appearance to that of the gender identity of the individual, occurred in 1931; the earliest, most notable sex-change operation was that of Christine Jorgenson in 1952, which publicly called attention to transsexualism