Gender Identity: Disorders, Developmental Perspectives and Social Implications


Beverly L. Miller (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC032000

Within psychology and psychiatry, gender identity has developed at least two distinguishable meanings: awareness of anatomy and endorsing specific traits that are stereotypical of different gender groups. However, neither existing approach has considered gender identity to be a self-categorization process that exists within personality science. In this book, gender identity is examined as a disorder, along with developmental perspectives and social implications.

Some of the topics discussed include gender identity as a personality process; the intersection of gender and sexual identity development in a sample of transgender individuals; gender dysphoria; representations of teachers about the relation between physical education contents and gender identities; and common hypothetical etiology of excess androgen exposure in female-to-male transsexualism and polycystic ovary syndrome. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Gender Identity As a Personality Process (pp. 1-22)
Charlotte Tate (Department of Psychology, San Francisco State University, USA)

Chapter 2 – Who Am I Now?‖ Distress and Growth after Trauma (pp. 23-42)
Rachel E. Wiley and Sharon E. Robinson-Kurpius (Counseling Psychology, School of Letters and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)

Chapter 3 – The Intersection of Gender and Sexual Identity Development in a Sample of Transgender Individuals (pp. 43-54)
Craig T. Nagoshi, Ph.D., Julie L. Nagoshi, Ph.D., Heather L. Peterson and Heather K. Terrell, Ph.D. (Department of Psychology and School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, and others)

Chapter 4 – Gender Dysphoria in Adults and Adolescents As a Mental Disorder But, What Is a Mental Disorder? A Phenomenological/Existential Analysis of a Puzzling Condition (pp. 55-90)
Roberto Vitelli (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Scienze della Riproduzione ed Odontostomatologiche, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy)

Chapter 5 – Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents (pp. 91-120)
Davide Dèttore, Jiska Ristori and Paolo Antonelli (Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6 – The Genetics of Transsexualism (pp. 121-144)
Rosa Fernández, Ph.D., Isabel Esteva, M.D., Esther Gómez-Gil, M.D., Teresa Rumbo, Ph.D., Mari Cruz Almaraz, Ph.D., Ester Roda, Ph.D., Juan-Jesús Haro-Mora, Ph.D., Antonio Guillamón, M.D. and Eduardo Pásaro, Ph.D. (Departamento de Psicología. Área Psicobiología, Universidad de A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7 – Gender Identity, Culture of Honor and Gender Violence: Social and Personal Implications (pp. 145-160)
Esther Lopez-Zafra, Ph.D. and Noelia Rodríguez-Espartal, Ph.D. (Department of Social Psychology, University of Jaén, Spain)

Chapter 8 – Where Should Gender Identity Disorder Go? Reflections on the ICD-11 Reform (pp. 161-180)
Simona Giordano (CSEP, The University of Manchester, The School of Law, Williamson Building, Manchester, England)

Chapter 9 – Evaluating Psychobiological and Mental Distress in Transsexualism Before and After Cross-Sex Hormonal Treatment: Lesson Learned from Three Longitudinal Studies (pp. 181-194)
Marco Colizzi, M.D., Rosalia Costa, M.D. and Orlando Todarello, M.D., Ph.D. (Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sense Organs, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy)

Chapter 10 – Gender Dysphoria in Minors, a Growing Phenomenon in our Society: Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of this Population in Spain (pp. 195-210)
I. Esteva de Antonio, I. Prior-Sánchez, B. García-Bray, M. C. Almaraz, R. Yahyahoui, R. Fernández-García Salazar, E. Gómez-Gil and J. Martínez-Tudela (Department of Endocrinology, Andalusian Gender Team. (IBIMA), Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga, Spain, and others)

Chapter 11 – Substance Use and Exposure to Violence during Childhood and Adolescence in Transsexuals (pp. 211-222)
T. Bergero-Miguel, P. Paulino-Matos, J. Guzmán-Parra, Y. de Diego-Otero, N. Sánchez-Álvarez and L. Pérez-Costillas (Clinical Psychologist, Department of Mental Health, Regional University Hospital. Malaga Biomedical Research Institute (IBIMA), Malaga, Spain, and others)

Chapter 12 – Representations of Teachers about the Relation between Physical Education Contents and Gender Identities (pp. 223-252)
Fabiano Pries Devide, Juliana Pelluso Fernandes da Cunha and Sebastião Josué Votre (PhD in Physical Education and Culture, researcher on Gender Studies in Sport and Physical Education, Teacher at Fluminense Federal University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 13 – Common Hypothetical Etiology of Excess Androgen Exposure in Female-to-Male Transsexualism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (pp. 253-270)
Tsuyoshi Baba, Toshiaki Endo, Keiko Ikeda and Tsuyoshi Saito (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan)

Chapter 14 – God and the Transgender Person (pp. 271-280)
Trista L. Carr, and Mark A. Yarhouse (Private Practice and CSATF-SP at Corcoran, and others)

Chapter 15 – Report on TG Christians‘ Milestone Events (pp. 281-284)
Trista L. Carr, Mark A. Yarhouse, and Rebecca Thomas (Private Practice, California, and Regent University, Virginia, USA)


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