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Definition and Synopsis (2002) – Terry Reed
In 2002, GIRES and the BCC Trans Group ran and funded a small symposium, with additional financial support from the King’s Fund. The purpose was to gather together a team medical professionals and leading scientific experts in the field of gender identity disorder and transsexualism, including representatives from The Netherlands and America. The team also included trans people. The purpose of the group was to provide a forward-looking, coherent explanation of the etiology of the conditions, based on the most up-to-date scientific research evidence.
The resultant ‘Biological correlations in the development of diverse gender identities:a synopsis’ provides an alternative to the current classifications of psychiatric disorder and mental illness. This fresh approach will serve to inform the medical profession, thus improving clinical care; it will help to remove the prejudice which still often colours the treatment of trans men and trans women and it will reinforce the motivation for the changes in the law which are currently promised by the government.
A book has been written around the biology by Thomas Bevan, a biopsychologist, details of the book are as follows:
The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism: A New View Based on Scientific Evidence. Written by Thomas Bevan – November 2014
Hardcover: 280 pages
Publisher: Praeger (30 Nov. 2014)
Review by Ian Le Roy: The Psychobiology of Transsexualism and Transgenderism – A Book Review (PDF, 136KB)
Transsexual gene link found – BBC News website October 26, 2008
Webpage Originally Published: 2014-09-01