Pseudotranssexualism

Thomas N. Wise, Jane Lucas

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Abstract

Individuals who wish sexual reassignment can be classified according to clinical entities. It is essential to recognize which clinical entities promote gender dysphoria. A complication arising in the intensive psychotherapy of women unhappy with there biologic sex is presented. A 32-year-old homosexual women entered treatment with a female therapist for depression. Despite occasional fantasies of impregnating her therapist, the patient at first demonstrated no gender dysphoria. When her therapist actually did become pregnant, however, the patient began consciously to wish that she herself were male and stigmatized her homosexuality. During a two-week separation in treatment, the patient actively sought sexual reassignment. The role of eroticized transference is discussed to explain the emergence of gender dysphoria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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