2 Transgender

Chapter 2: Transgender (Trans) – Living a different gender to that assigned at birth

Barrett, J. (Ed.). (2007). Transsexual and other disorders of gender identity. Oxford: Radcliffe. – The seminal textbook on trans from a pragmatic and medical perspective it contains chapters on psychological support, surgery, endocrinology, speech therapy, religion and  UK law.

Bornstein, K. (1994). Gender outlaw. London: Routledge. – The seminal challenge to a binary gender system this book is both funny and thoughtful.

Bornstein, K., & Bergman, S. B. (Eds.), (2010). Gender outlaws: The next generation. New York, NY: Avalon Publishing Group. –An updated compilation in the same vein as Gender Outlaw.

Ettner. R., Monstrey, S., & Eyler, A. E. (Eds.) (2007).  Principles of transgender medicine and surgery. New York: The Haworth Press. – A US based overview of many of the aspects of changing gender.

United Kingdom Gender Recognition Act 2004 –the UK law on changing gender.

Lev, A. I. (2004). Transgender emergence. London: Haworth Clinical Practice Press. – A very useful and comprehensive book covering psychotherapy with trans people.

Shaw. L., Butler. C., Langdridge. D., Gibson. S., Barker, M., Lenihan, P., Nair, R., Monson, J., & Richards, C. (2012). Guidelines for psychologists working therapeutically with sexual and gender minority clients. London: British Psychological Society.

Wilchins, R. A. (1997). Read my lips: Sexual subversion and the end of gender. Ann Arbor: Firebrand Books. – The seminal trans manifesto, beautifully written, funny, moving.

http://www.ftmi.org/ – FTM International is a site assisting trans men and prompting political and individual rights for trans men.

http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk – the Beaumont Society have been assisting men who present as women since 1966 and are an excellent repository of knowledge and support. They have a somewhat older membership than the Queer Youth Network

http://www.queeryouth.org.uk/community – The queer Youth Network acts as a community base for information and support for young queer people, which includes those who present in a way not societally usual for a person of that birth assigned gender as well as other young people with a variety of identities and practices.

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