The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism : A New View Based on Scientific Evidence


The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism : A New View Based on Scientific Evidence

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 257 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781440831263
  • DDC分類 616.6900867

Full Description

Written by a biopsychologist, this book describes and explains transsexualism and transgenderism (TSTG) from a scientific vantage point.* Provides an unprecedented comprehensive coverage of transsexual and transgender science* Enables readers ranging from the general public to medical professionals, experimental and clinical psychologists, and policymakers with a broad understanding of transsexualism and transgenderism (TSTG) based on available scientific knowledge* Underscores how the conventional wisdom regarding the causes of transsexualism and transgenderism is wrong, and that the causal factors supported by scientific evidence are genetics and epigenetics* Supplies a balanced depiction of transsexual transition as a process that has proven to generate positive results but involves some specific health risks* Explains how the biology of TSTG people is different from non-TSTG people

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures                         ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Definitions and Acronyms xv
1 Introduction 1 (12)
2 Why Understanding Transsexualism and 13 (24)
Transgenderism Is Important
3 Definitions and Population Frequencies 37 (28)
4 Historical and Contemporary Cultures 65 (12)
5 Genetic Causal Factor in Transsexualism 77 (26)
and Transgenderism
6 Epigenetic Causal Factor in 103 (20)
Transsexualism and Transgenderism
7 The Two-Factor Theory of Transsexualism 123 (14)
and Transgenderism Causation
8 Childhood and 137 (14)
9 Adolescence, Young Adulthood, and 151 (12)
10 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 163 (14)
11 Conscious Choice and Spirituality 177 (12)
12 Psychopathology 189 (18)
13 Transition Procedures and Outcomes 207 (30)
14 Conclusion 237 (8)
Appendix A Suggestions for Further Reading 245 (4)
Appendix B Organizations Serving Transsexuals 249 (4)
and Transgender People
Index 253