eBook A Guide to Transgender Health: State-of-the-Art Information for Gender-Affirming People and Their Supporters, 1st Edition

  • Rachel Ann Heath
  • Katie Wynne
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  • ISBN-10: 1440863091
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863097
  • DDC: 362.1086
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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The number of people presenting at gender clinics worldwide for assistance has increased exponentially in the last decade. Transgender people also have become much more prominent in the media. An increase in political populism, however, has brought unprecedented attacks on trans people. Covering a wealth of topics relevant to transgender people and their social and professional supporters, it helps readers see through the flawed arguments of those who wish to inflict damage on the trans community. Content ranges from theoretical ideas about the origin of gender diversity to practical solutions for trans people to enjoy life in their chosen gender. Topics include hormone therapy, puberty blockers, breast augmentation/reduction, gender confirmation surgery, speech therapy, discrimination, bullying, and transphobia. A scientific background isn’t required, but the book is highly relevant to health professionals. Includes footnotes, references, and online and social media resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Introduction.
2: What Is Gender?.
3: Gender Diversity.
4: Gender Affirmation.
5: Psychological Assessment of Gender Incongruence.
6: Children and Adolescents.
7: Hormone and Surgical Therapies for Adults.
8: Fertility.
9: Ancillary Procedures and Other Interventions.
10: Societal Issues for Gender-Diverse People.
11: Current Guidelines and Future Prospects.
Appendix: Resources.
About the Authors.
About the Sex, Love, and Psychology Series Editor.