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Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence
Making Choices



February 2003 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Transgenderism and Intersexuality in Childhood and Adolescence: Making Choices presents an overview of the research, clinical insights, and ethical dilemmas relevant to clinicians who treat intersex youth and their families. Exploring gender development from a cross-cultural perspective, esteemed scholar Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis and experienced practitioner Friedemann Pfafflin focus on assessment, diagnosis, and treatment issues. To bridge research and practical application, they include numerous case studies, definitions of relevant terminology, and salient chapter summaries.
Alan E. Kazdin
Series Editor's Introduction
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
List of Abbreviations
 
1. Typical Sexual Differentiation
General Terminology

 
Sexual Differentiation

 
Development of Gender Identity and Gender Role

 
 
2. Gender Identity Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence
Benefit of Historical and Cross-Cultural Data for Clinical Practice

 
Cross-Cultural and Historical References (Adults)

 
Cross-Cultural and Historical References (Children and Adolescents)

 
 
3. Atypical Sexual Differentiation
Introduction

 
Chromosomal/Gonadal Conditions

 
Female Pseudohermaphroditism

 
Male Pseudohermaphroditism

 
Other Conditions

 
 
4. Atypical Development of Gender Identity and Gender Role
Specific Terminology

 
Clinical Picture

 
Correspondence Between Childhood Gender Identity Disorder and Transsexualism

 
Prevalence and Sex Ratio of GID

 
Theories About Atypical Gender Development

 
 
5. Clinical Management of Intersex Conditions
Importance of Parent Counseling

 
Importance of Child Counseling

 
Neonatal Approach

 
Information and Support

 
Criticism of Clinical Policy

 
 
6. Clinical Management of Gender Problems in Children
Introduction

 
Diagnosis

 
Interventions

 
 
7. Clinical Management of Gender Problems in Adolescents
Diagnosis

 
Interventions

 
Effects of Sex Reassignment

 
 
8. Legal Issues of Intersexuality and Transsexualism
Legal Sex Assignment of Intersexes

 
Legal Implications of Transsexualism in Adults

 
Legal Issues of GID in Childhood and Adolescence

 
 
References
 
Name Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Authors

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Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis

Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis, Ph.D., is Professor of gender development and psychopathology at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht. She was a pre- and postgraduate student in developmental and clinical psychology at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. She was trained to become a registered clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at the Utrecht Institute for Multidisciplinary Psychotherapy. After completing her Ph.D. thesis, she worked at the Department of Clinical Psychology of the Utrecht University. There, she conducted a study evaluating sex reassignment, promoted by the advice... More About Author

Friedemann Pfäfflin

Friedemann Pfafflin, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychotherapy and head of the Forensic Psychotherapy Unit at Ulm University, Germany. Trained as a psychiatrist at Hamburg University, he first engaged in transgender clinical work in the mid-1970s when he visited the Psychohormonal Research Unit and the Gender Identity Clinic at The Johns Hopkins University Clinic in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1978 to 1992, he worked at the Institute of Sex Research at Hamburg University, Germany, and continued the work with transsexuals after moving to Ulm University in 1992. His main areas of research are transsexualism, transgenderism, psychotherapy... More About Author

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