The Transgender Handbook: A Guide for Transgender People, Their Families and Professionals

Walter Pierre Bouman (Editor)
Nottingham National Centre for Transgender Health, UK

Jon Arcelus (Editor)
Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Series: Human Sexuality
BISAC: SOC026000

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This handbook is written for transgender people, their families and friends; for professionals who in their day-to-day job may encounter transgender people; and for students, teachers, educators, academics, and members of the public at large with an interest in transgender people.

This handbook gives an in-depth overview on a wide spectrum of issues encountered by transgender people, from childhood to later on in life. Key topics addressed include medical and surgical treatments, access to transgender health care, sexuality, mental health issues, fertility, education, and employment.

This practical guide is written in a clear and concise manner by more than 40 international specialists in the field of transgender health and well-being.

This essential text is extensively referenced and illustrated, and informs the reader on a broad range of important gender-affirming issues.

In Memoriam

List of Contributors

Introduction

Chapter 1. Language and Terminology
Jon Arcelus and Walter Pierre Bouman (Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 2. The Prevalence of Being Transgender: Estimating the Size of the Transgender Population
Jon Arcelus and Walter Pierre Bouman (Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. Historical Background and Theories Regarding the Causes of Being Transgender
Walter Pierre Bouman and Jon Arcelus (National Centre for Transgender Health, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 4. Diagnostic Classification for Gender Identity-Related Phenomena over the Years
Titia F. Beek, Peggy T. Cohen-Kettenis and Baudewijntje P. C. Kreukels (Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 5. Gender Dysphoria and Gender Incongruence in Children
Thomas Steensma and Jiska Ristori (Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 6. Transgender Youth
Annelou L. C. de Vries and Scott Leibowitz (Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 7. Transgender Families
Joz Motmans, Myrte Dierckx and Dimitri Mortelmans (Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium, and others)

Chapter 8. Aging in Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Communities
Anneliese A. Singh and Kyle L. Bower (The University of Georgia, Georgia, US, and others)

Chapter 9. Transgender and Sexual Orientation
Timo O. Nieder and Inga Becker (University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany)

Chapter 10. Sexuality and Relationships of Transgender People
Els Elaut, Steven Weyers, Piet Hoebeke, Sabien Stockman and Stan Monstrey (Center of Sexology and Gender, Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium, and others)

Chapter 11. Fertility Options in Transgender People
Chloë De Roo, Kelly Tilleman and Petra De Sutter (Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium)

Chapter 12. Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders
Christina Richards (National Centre for Transgender Health, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 13. Transgender and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anna I. R. van der Miesen and Annelou L. C. de Vries (Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Chapter 14. Mental Health Problems in the Transgender Population: What Is the Evidence?
Jon Arcelus and Griet De Cuypere (Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 15. Access to Clinical Services and the Role of Primary Care
Sarah Murjan and Guy T’Sjoen (Nottingham National Centre for Transgender Health, Nottingham, UK, and others)

Chapter 16. The WPATH Standards of Care
Lin Fraser and Gail Knudson (Private Practice in San Francisco, California, USA, and others)

Chapter 17. Hormone Treatment for Transgender Children and Adolescents: Puberty, Blockers, Sex-Hormones and Helping Me Fit My True Gender Identity
Gary Butler (University College Hospital, London, UK)

Chapter 18. Hormone Treatment for Transgender Adults
Leighton J. Seal (Gender Identity Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK)

Chapter 19. Chest Surgery and Breast Augmentation Surgery
Andrew Yelland (Breast Onco-Plastic Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK)

Chapter 20. Gender Confirmation Surgery for Transgender Women
Gennaro Selvaggi and My Andreasson (Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden)

Chapter 21. Genital Reconstructive Surgery for Transgender Men
Nim Christopher, David Ralph and Giulio Garaffa (University College London, UK)

Chapter 22. Facial Feminization Surgery
Keith Altman (Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK)

Chapter 23. Voice, Speech & Language Therapy
Christella Antoni (Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, London, United Kingdom)

Chapter 24. Transgender Identities in Education
Jay Stewart (Gendered Intelligence, UK)

Chapter 25. Employment Issues: A Personal View
Jamison Green (Legal scholar, California, USA)

Chapter 26. Employment Issues for Transgender and Gender Variant People: A Legal Perspective
Stephen Whittle (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

Chapter 27. Physical Activity and Sport Engagement in the Transgender Population
Bethany Jones and Jon Arcelus (Nottingham National Centre for Gender Dysphoria, Loughborough University, UK, and others)

Chapter 28. My Journey through Transition
Emma Victoria Jewkes (Bangor University, Wales, UK)

Chapter 29. Much Ado About Sebastian
Sebastian Hughes (Freelance Writer/Editor)

About the Editors

Index

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