Download and read online Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development in PDF and EPUB This book provides a state of the art review on the care and treatment of and current scientific knowledge on gender dysphoria (GD) and disorders of sex development (DSD). The book elucidates the history, the present situation, and the newest developments and future perspectives in both research on GD and DSD and the clinical management of individuals with GD and DSD of all ages. With contributions from a selection of leading scientists and established clinicians in the field of GD and DSD, this is a unique and comprehensive book focusing on the etiology and developmental trajectories of GD and DSD regarding gender identity development, psychiatric comorbidity, classification dilemmas, ethical dilemmas in treatment, influences of societal stigmatization, and discussion of the medical and psychological implications and outcomes of treatment, and providing treatment guidelines for individuals with GD and DSD (distinct guidelines each for children, adolescents, and adults). By presenting not only an historic overview and the current state of the art, but also challenges for the future, the book aims to demonstrate the need for further research and to stimulate the development and improvement of the clinical care of individuals with GD and DSD.
Download and read online Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development Progress in Care and Knowledge in PDF and EPUB Facts101 is your complete guide to Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development, Progress in Care and Knowledge. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Download and read online Disorders of Sex Development in PDF and EPUB The rapid advances in medicine over the last 50 years have totally changed the outlook for children with disorders of sex development (DSD), but there is still much to learn. This book crystallizes the combined experience of a leading dedicated unit over 25 years in delivering expert medical and surgical care to children with DSD in a holistic environment. It documents the most recent advances in the molecular biology and embryology of sex development, and describes each disorder in detail. The clinical presentation and approach to diagnosis are described both for babies and for children presenting later in childhood or at adolescence. The chapters on management highlight all the latest knowledge and include the shared wisdom of the authors on current controversies, such as the timing of surgical treatment. Finally, the authors describe their short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes, which demonstrate the strengths of holistic team management.
Download and read online Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents in PDF and EPUB This unique and timely volume provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent clinical work and research on the topic. Following an overview of the disorder, the first section of the book deals with young children, providing a detailed analysis of gender identity disorder in both boys and girls. The second section, which focuses on adolescents, covers gender identity disorder, transvestic fetishism - also based on the largest sample of individuals ever studied - and homosexuality. Detailed clinical case material, which brings the issues to life, is included throughout.
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Download and read online Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive and important text for health care professionals Gender variance is widely misunderstood, and few medical texts examine the social, legal, emotional, historical, biological, and economic issues involved. Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery provides medical and health care guidelines and comprehensive information on all aspects of treatment of gender diverse individuals. This one-of-a-kind resource examines a full range of relevant data important to health care professionals. Each chapter addresses a different aspect of care, written by an authority on that sub-specialty. This practical guide instructs both novices and experienced practitioners on the state-of-the-art treatments and knowledge. Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery presents the foremost international specialists on the issues, offering their expert knowledge on the wide spectrum of issues encountered by gender diverse individuals. In this handy text, professionals of all types can get important information about various aspects of transgender health care. This essential text is extensively referenced, and includes numerous photos, tables, and figures to clearly illustrate information. Topics in Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery include: etiology primary medical care evidence-based preventive care hormone treatment of adults and juvenile transsexual patients general principles of surgical therapy reassignment surgery mental health issues developmental stages of the coming out process reproduction issues fertility issues karyotyping and genetics intersex individuals gender identity disorders aging and the care of elderly transgender patients Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery is an essential guide for health care professionals, educators, students, patients, and patients' families.
Download and read online Children with Gender Identity Disorder in PDF and EPUB How should we understand transgenderism, especially as it affects children and adolescents? Psychiatric manuals include transgenderism among mental illnesses (Gender Identity Disorder). Such inclusion is relatively recent, and even the words transsexual and transgender were coined only a few decades ago. Yet stories of children with an in-between gender have always been, albeit symbolically, a part of popular culture. Drawing on fairy tales, as well as from personal narratives and clinical studies, this book explains how "Gender Identity Disorder" manifests in children, critically evaluating various clinical approaches and examining the ethical and legal issues surrounding the care and treatment of these youths. The book argues that Gender Identity Disorder is not pathology, and that medicine and society should assist children in expressing themselves, without attempting to force them to adapt to a gender that does not match with their perceived identity.
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Download and read online Understanding Gender Dysphoria in PDF and EPUB Gender and sexual identity is an immensely complicated topic. An expert on human sexuality, Mark Yarhouse sheds light on the question of transgender identity in this accessible guide. He offers a Christian perspective to those navigating these issues for themselves, as well as for those wanting to provide care for others.
Download and read online Management of Gender Dysphoria in PDF and EPUB This book is especially focused on the surgical aspect on Gender Dysphoria. Male to female surgery is widely discussed as well as the female to male conversion. Full information on hormone administration and surgical procedures are provided. Mental health issues are also described, as well as ethics, the law and psychosocial issues. The text is extensively referenced and includes numerous photos, tables and figures to clearly illustrate information. Based on collaboration between international experts in transgender health, this book is an essential guide for health care professionals, educators, students, patients and patients’ families concerning the psychological, hormonal, surgical and social support of transgender individuals.
Download and read online Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis in PDF and EPUB Proven Classic Updated to Reflect the DSM-5 The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied. Updated to reflect the latest neurobiological advancements in psychopathology, this edition follows the same proven chapter structure for the disorder chapters of previous editions to facilitate readers' understanding and learning. Updates include topics such as: The new Schizophrenic Spectrum designation and other psychotic disorders The revised approach to eating disorders An alternative DSM-5 Model for personality disorders Conditions considered unsettled in the latest update Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Seventh Edition provides a thorough introduction to our current conceptualization of psychopathology and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.
Download and read online From Intersex to Disorders of Sex Development in PDF and EPUB This dissertation takes up the revised treatment model for intersex conditions introduced in 2006, which controversially reclassified them as Disorders of Sex Development (DSDs). It provides a critical Foucauldian analysis of the science, ethics, and politics underwriting medical efforts that aim at securing cisgendered futures for patients unable to provide informed consent. These include not only pediatric management strategies for intersexed children, but also certain efforts used to treat children diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria (GD). Motivated by critiques of both the DSD treatment model, and of the arguments issued by those intersex activists and feminist academics who strategically endorsed it, I review the entangled histories of clinical medicine, feminist scholarship, and intersex activism that constitute the background out of and against which this revision in treatment model and nomenclature emerged in 2006. Those who strategically endorsed DSD had hoped to bring about a reduction in the frequency with which genital normalizing surgeries were performed by rhetorically shifting both clinical and parental focus on to properly medical issues of "health and human flourishing," and away from cultural concerns regarding gender and identity, the latter of which were seen as motivating and justifying these surgeries. Unfortunately, this strategy appears to have failed and almost a decade after the adoption of DSD, it is accepted within the literature that the genital normalization of intersex infants occurs as frequently as it did before. I diagnose the failure of DSD, situating it in the biomedical model itself, and the binary nature/culture logic underwriting the objectivist account of pathology it appeals to. This logic paved the way for further problematic binaries--most importantly sex/gender and impairment/disability--as well as the adoption of a sovereign or juridico-deductive account of power. This conceptual scheme misrepresents the ways in which medical knowledge/power functions to render certain lives unliveable, and obscures the historical constitution of sex/gender and impairment/disability as binaries under biopower. Through a review of the DSD nomenclature and clinical recommendations, I conclude that insofar as the primary aim of intersex management is securing a cisgendered future for the intersex infant, the core pathology of intersex conditions is constituted in terms of Cisgendered Function--that is, the function of one's physical sex characteristics are presumed to perform insofar as they are taken to provide a stable ground upon which reliable predictions about one's future gender identity, behaviors, and preferences or desires can be made. I go on to reconstruct and then critique the most compelling philosophical answers to the question that clinicians tacitly believe has a self- evident response, and which partially determines both the biopolitical correctness and ethicality of the use of efforts to secure cisgendered futures for those unable to provide informed consent: Is being gender variant or non-cisgendered a pathology? I then defend the position that pathologies of Cisgendered Function are not only socially constituted, but primarily bureaucratic in nature, licensing the medical normalization of certain populations with regards to gender, and the withholding of such forms of normalization from others. For those diagnosed intersex or trans* children unable to provide informed consent, this normalization defaults towards the production of cisgendered lives, and where this cannot be achieved, such efforts aim at the production of lives that can pass as such. Finally, I consider the implications of these conclusions for ethical medicine and political resistance in the aftermath of DSD. Using a Foucauldian account of ethics and freedom, I defend a moratorium on medical efforts to secure cisgendered futures for those unable to provide informed consent, and timely and affordable access to medical forms of gender-confirming normalization for those trans* and intersex individuals who can.
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