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

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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

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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)
Transsexualism-Transgenderism
9 Adolescence, Young Adulthood, and 151 (12)
Transsexualism-Transgenderism
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