In , nearly 23 out of every , patients in the VA system had a diagnosis of gender identity disorder, which is used to describe gender identity issues that lead to significant levels of psychological distress and has been associated with high suicide risk. She started life in rural Georgia as O'Day Simmons. I strongly urge the American Psychiatric Association to remove this offensive term from the supporting text of the GID diagnosis. Blanchard did two scientific studies that provided persuasive evidence that some autogynephilic individuals are prone to denying autogynephilia. Autogynephilia appears to give rise to the desire for sex reassignment gradually and indirectly, however, through the creation of cross-gender identities that are eventually associated with gender dysphoria and then provide most of the proximate motivation for the pursuit of sex reassignment.
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Moser reported the responses of 29 female hospital employees to his Female Autogynephilia Scale, which used items modified from scales originally devised by Blanchard , b to measure autogynephilia and related traits Lawrence, b. Blanchard, too, proposed that autogynephilia and nonandrophilic orientation tend to correlate — very highly — in MtF transsexuals, but he also acknowledged that these characteristics do not always align exactly as his theory predicts. She did not urge people to read the book first. Marriage Equality , Politics Tags: Homosexual male-to-female transsexuals may well approximately be "women trapped in men's bodies. About half of respondents reported at least occasional "autogynephilic" arousal.
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Concepts and Controversies European Psychologist, 22 , Comment on Moser [Letter to the Editor]. It is a far-right viewpoint that pushes the idea that God hates trans people. How could Blanchard's theory account for these deviations from its predictions? This is similar to the theories of trans genderism - that there may be different reasons for the same condition.
Lisa Mullin 18 January at By connecting both gender identity and sexual orientation, [Blanchard's autogynephilia theory] connects two distinct concepts in sexology usually thought of as independent. American Journal of Psychiatry, , Narratives of autogynephilic transsexualism, by Anne Lawrence [Book review]. What new and far more encompassing theory does this lead to? There is no scientific evidence for this as a construct. But the tough exterior belied inner issues.