Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism).

C. M. Cole, L. E. Emory, T. Huang, Walter Meyer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Gender dysphoria, or transsexualism, is a condition involving incongruity between an individual's anatomic sex and personal sense of gender identity. Only in the last 15 years have Standards of Care been established and a professional organization developed to bring definition and consistency to the field (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association). A typical course of treatment lasts several years and includes psychological/psychiatric evaluations, completion of the "real life" test, administration of hormone therapy to create desired secondary sex characteristics, and finally sex reassignment surgery. As the field has developed and health-care professionals and the public have become more aware, increasing numbers of individuals are coming forward to seek evaluation and treatment. Published follow-up studies documenting long-term outcome are needed now. Current intervention techniques have progressed beyond the "experimental" stage and can be regarded as accepted medical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalTexas Medicine
Volume90
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1994

Fingerprint

Transsexualism
Sex Reassignment Surgery
Standard of Care
Sex Characteristics
Psychiatry
Therapeutics
Hormones
Psychology
Delivery of Health Care
Gender Dysphoria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Cole, C. M., Emory, L. E., Huang, T., & Meyer, W. (1994). Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism). Texas Medicine, 90(5), 68-72.

Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism). / Cole, C. M.; Emory, L. E.; Huang, T.; Meyer, Walter.

In: Texas Medicine, Vol. 90, No. 5, 05.1994, p. 68-72.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cole, CM, Emory, LE, Huang, T & Meyer, W 1994, 'Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism).', Texas Medicine, vol. 90, no. 5, pp. 68-72.
Cole CM, Emory LE, Huang T, Meyer W. Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism). Texas Medicine. 1994 May;90(5):68-72.
Cole, C. M. ; Emory, L. E. ; Huang, T. ; Meyer, Walter. / Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism). In: Texas Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 90, No. 5. pp. 68-72.
@article{5f6849f1710a4c2ca97096821f75c277,
title = "Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism).",
abstract = "Gender dysphoria, or transsexualism, is a condition involving incongruity between an individual's anatomic sex and personal sense of gender identity. Only in the last 15 years have Standards of Care been established and a professional organization developed to bring definition and consistency to the field (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association). A typical course of treatment lasts several years and includes psychological/psychiatric evaluations, completion of the {"}real life{"} test, administration of hormone therapy to create desired secondary sex characteristics, and finally sex reassignment surgery. As the field has developed and health-care professionals and the public have become more aware, increasing numbers of individuals are coming forward to seek evaluation and treatment. Published follow-up studies documenting long-term outcome are needed now. Current intervention techniques have progressed beyond the {"}experimental{"} stage and can be regarded as accepted medical practice.",
author = "Cole, {C. M.} and Emory, {L. E.} and T. Huang and Walter Meyer",
year = "1994",
month = "5",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "90",
pages = "68--72",
journal = "Texas Medicine",
issn = "0040-4470",
publisher = "Texas Medical Association",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Treatment of gender dysphoria (transsexualism).

AU - Cole, C. M.

AU - Emory, L. E.

AU - Huang, T.

AU - Meyer, Walter

PY - 1994/5

Y1 - 1994/5

N2 - Gender dysphoria, or transsexualism, is a condition involving incongruity between an individual's anatomic sex and personal sense of gender identity. Only in the last 15 years have Standards of Care been established and a professional organization developed to bring definition and consistency to the field (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association). A typical course of treatment lasts several years and includes psychological/psychiatric evaluations, completion of the "real life" test, administration of hormone therapy to create desired secondary sex characteristics, and finally sex reassignment surgery. As the field has developed and health-care professionals and the public have become more aware, increasing numbers of individuals are coming forward to seek evaluation and treatment. Published follow-up studies documenting long-term outcome are needed now. Current intervention techniques have progressed beyond the "experimental" stage and can be regarded as accepted medical practice.

AB - Gender dysphoria, or transsexualism, is a condition involving incongruity between an individual's anatomic sex and personal sense of gender identity. Only in the last 15 years have Standards of Care been established and a professional organization developed to bring definition and consistency to the field (Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association). A typical course of treatment lasts several years and includes psychological/psychiatric evaluations, completion of the "real life" test, administration of hormone therapy to create desired secondary sex characteristics, and finally sex reassignment surgery. As the field has developed and health-care professionals and the public have become more aware, increasing numbers of individuals are coming forward to seek evaluation and treatment. Published follow-up studies documenting long-term outcome are needed now. Current intervention techniques have progressed beyond the "experimental" stage and can be regarded as accepted medical practice.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0028434682&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0028434682&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 90

SP - 68

EP - 72

JO - Texas Medicine

JF - Texas Medicine

SN - 0040-4470

IS - 5

ER -