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Transsexualism. Epidemiology, phenomenology, regret after surgery, aetiology, and public attitudes


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Title: Transsexualism. Epidemiology, phenomenology, regret after surgery, aetiology, and public attitudes
Authors: Landén, Mikael 1966-
Issue Date: 1999
University: Göteborgs universitet/University of Gothenburg
Institution: Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Avdelningen för psykiatri och neurokemi
Date of Defence: 1999-12-10
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Incidence
sex ratio
gender identity disorder
regret
phenomenology
attitudes
aromatase
androgen receptor
estrogen receptor
candidate gene
Abstract: Transsexualism denotes a condition in which the gender identity-the personal sense of being a man or a woman-contradicts the bodily sex characteristics. This thesis is based on three independent surveys about transsexualism. FIRST, all 233 subjects applying for sex reassignment in Sweden during 1972-1992 were retrospectively examined through medical records. The incidence of applying for sex reassignment was 0.17/100,000 individuals over 15 years of age and per year. The male-to-female (M-F)/fem... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/12418
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