Gender Identity Disorder (gender + identity_disorder)

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Selected Abstracts


Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescence: A Review of the Literature

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, Issue 2 2009
Paula Jean Manners
This article reviews the empirical literature on gender identity disorder in Adolescents: one of the most contested diagnoses in DSM. Fourteen studies were identified, a critique is provided and the surrounding controversies explored. This article suggests recommendations for future practice and research. [source]


Anorexia nervosa and gender identity disorder in biologic males: A report of two cases

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, Issue 1 2004
Anthony P. Winston
Abstract Gender identity disorder is a rare disorder of uncertain etiology. The emphasis on body shape in this disorder suggests that there may be an association with anorexia nervosa. Method We report two cases of anorexia nervosa and gender identity disorder in biologic males who presented to an eating disorders service. Results One was treated successfully as an outpatient and subsequently underwent gender reassignment surgery. The other patient required admission and prolonged psychotherapy. Discussion Differences between the two cases are discussed. Issues of gender identity should be considered in the assessment of male patients presenting with anorexia nervosa. 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 36: 109,113, 2004. [source]


ORIGINAL RESEARCH,INTERSEX AND GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS: A Report from a Single Institute's 14-Year Experience in Treatment of Male-to-Female Transsexuals

THE JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, Issue 10 2009
Ciro Imbimbo MD
ABSTRACT Introduction., Gender identity disorder or transsexualism is a complex clinical condition, and prevailing social context strongly impacts the form of its manifestations. Sex reassignment surgery (SRS) is the crucial step of a long and complex therapeutic process starting with preliminary psychiatric evaluation and culminating in definitive gender identity conversion. Aim., The aim of our study is to arrive at a clinical and psychosocial profile of male-to-female transsexuals in Italy through analysis of their personal and clinical experience and evaluation of their postsurgical satisfaction levels SRS. Methods., From January 1992 to September 2006, 163 male patients who had undergone gender-transforming surgery at our institution were requested to complete a patient satisfaction questionnaire. Main Outcome Measures., The questionnaire consisted of 38 questions covering nine main topics: general data, employment status, family status, personal relationships, social and cultural aspects, presurgical preparation, surgical procedure, and postsurgical sex life and overall satisfaction. Results., Average age was 31 years old. Seventy-two percent had a high educational level, and 63% were steadily employed. Half of the patients had contemplated suicide at some time in their lives before surgery and 4% had actually attempted suicide. Family and colleague emotional support levels were satisfactory. All patients had been adequately informed of surgical procedure beforehand. Eighty-nine percent engaged in postsurgical sexual activities. Seventy-five percent had a more satisfactory sex life after SRS, with main complications being pain during intercourse and lack of lubrication. Seventy-eight percent were satisfied with their neovagina's esthetic appearance, whereas only 56% were satisfied with depth. Almost all of the patients were satisfied with their new sexual status and expressed no regrets. Conclusions., Our patients' high level of satisfaction was due to a combination of a well-conducted preoperative preparation program, competent surgical skills, and consistent postoperative follow-up. Imbimbo C, Verze P, Palmieri A, Longo N, Fusco F, Arcaniolo D, and Mirone V. A Report from a single institute's fourteen year experience in treatment of male-to-female transsexuals. J Sex Med 2009;6:2736,2745. [source]


Anorexia nervosa and gender identity disorder in biologic males: A report of two cases

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, Issue 1 2004
Anthony P. Winston
Abstract Gender identity disorder is a rare disorder of uncertain etiology. The emphasis on body shape in this disorder suggests that there may be an association with anorexia nervosa. Method We report two cases of anorexia nervosa and gender identity disorder in biologic males who presented to an eating disorders service. Results One was treated successfully as an outpatient and subsequently underwent gender reassignment surgery. The other patient required admission and prolonged psychotherapy. Discussion Differences between the two cases are discussed. Issues of gender identity should be considered in the assessment of male patients presenting with anorexia nervosa. 2004 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 36: 109,113, 2004. [source]


Acute hepatitis induced by replacement oral testosterone product in a female-to-male patient with gender identity disorder

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, Issue 5 2009
Naoya Masumori md
No abstract is available for this article. [source]


Primary care needs of patients who have undergone gender reassignment

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS, Issue 4 2005
Mary Sobralske PhD
Purpose The purpose of this article is to inform nurse practitioners (NPs) about the primary care needs of patients who have undergone gender reassignment, either by hormone therapy alone or in conjunction with surgery. Data sources Data sources used were mainly from a review of the literature about gender identity disorder and gender reassignment. Information was also gathered from several leading surgeons on gender reassignment surgical procedures and subsequent clinical considerations. Conclusions There is very little written on the primary care clinical ramifications of transsexual patients and how clinicians can adapt their approaches to healthcare delivery to accommodate their special situations. Implications for practice Implications for practice include how an NP can adapt clinical practice approaches to provide for patients who have undergone gender reassignment. Changes that occur in the transsexual process may warrant noncustomary primary healthcare screening and examination. [source]


Stress-coping strategies of patients with gender identity disorder

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCES, Issue 6 2009
Yosuke Matsumoto md
Aims:, Previous research has not addressed gender differences in coping strategies among patients with gender identity disorder (GID). Nor has the relationship of coping strategies to other demographic characteristics ever been clarified in GID. In this study, we tried to clarify the relationship between stress-coping strategies and demographic characteristics among patients with GID. Methods:, The coping strategies of 344 patients with GID [227 female-to-male (FTM) and 117 male-to-female (MTF)] were assessed using the Japanese version of the Ways of Coping Questionnaires, Lazarus Stress-coping Inventory. Results:, Comparison of the stress-coping inventory between MTF and FTM GID patients revealed that FTM GID patients were significantly more reliant on positive reappraisal strategies in stressful situations than MTF GID patients (P = 0.007). Conclusions:, The difference in the usage of positive reappraisal strategies between MTF and FTM type GID patients was not explained by other demographic characteristics, and we suppose that the gender difference in GID patients might influence the usage of positive reappraisal strategies. The ratio of FTM GID patients might be higher at our center because MTF GID patients can obtain vaginoplasty easily, whereas phalloplasty surgery for FTM GID patients is performed at only a few centers, including our clinic, in Japan. As a result, more FTM GID patients come to our clinic with a clear intention to undergo sexual rearrangement surgery, which might influence the gender difference in using positive reappraisal. [source]


Gender Identity Disorder in Adolescence: A Review of the Literature

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, Issue 2 2009
Paula Jean Manners
This article reviews the empirical literature on gender identity disorder in Adolescents: one of the most contested diagnoses in DSM. Fourteen studies were identified, a critique is provided and the surrounding controversies explored. This article suggests recommendations for future practice and research. [source]