Biological Male "Gender Identity Disorder" Is Composed of Essentially Distinguishable Core and Periphery Groups
Furuhashi, Tadaaki, Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry
In Japan, greater numbers of people with gender identity disorders (GID) are seeking professional help. The aim of our study is to show the clinical significance of classifying them into two subgroups when we address biological males with GID. From January 2001 to August 2009, 27 biological male patients with GID were consecutively examined at a university hospital in a major city in Japan. We formulated patients' own past history concerning their gender identity on the basis of their narratives presented in several interviews. The present study suggested that Japanese biological male patients with GID who have, since childhood, manifested a special longing for feminine clothes and …
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Publication information: Article title: Biological Male "Gender Identity Disorder" Is Composed of Essentially Distinguishable Core and Periphery Groups. Contributors: Furuhashi, Tadaaki - Author. Journal title: Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. Volume: 13. Issue: 1 Publication date: April 1, 2011. Page number: 64+. © Springer Publishing Company 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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