Richard Green – Recent Papers
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Richard Green; Robert Young
Hand Preference, Sexual Preference, and Transsexualism
Atypical handedness patterns, i. e., persons being less exclusively right-handed, have been found previously in large samples of male and female homosexuals and in small samples of male and female transsexuals compared to controls. The posited role of prenatal androgen influencing both cerebral hemispheric dominance and psychosexual development warrants further study with large samples of transsexuals. 443 male-to-female transsexuals and 93 female-to-male transsexuals were studied for their use of the right or left hand in six common one-handed tasks. Both male and female transsexuals were more often nonright-handed than male and female controls were. Results suggest an altered pattern of cerebral hemispheric organisation in male and female transsexuals.
Reflections on “Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment” 1969-1999
IJT 01/2000 4, 1 http://www.symposion.com/ijt/greenpresidental/green00.htm [Stand: 01.01.2004]
Thirty years after co-editing Transsexualism and Sex-Reassignment, this speciality’s first multi-disciplinary text, the author reflects on changes over the past three decades. Transsexualism, then esoteric, is now familiar to school children. Previously solid medical opposition to endocrine and surgical treatment has melted. Origin(s) of transsexualism remain enigmatic but more evidence is in place for a substantial biological contribution. More is also known about the variability of sexual orientation of transsexuals, with extensive experience with males becoming lesbian women and limited experience with females becoming gay men. Post-reassignment follow-up data are overwhelmingly positive when pre-operative patients fulfil the Real Life test. Newer areas of controversial treatment options include surgery on demand for self-diagnosed transsexuals, gender-neutering procedures for the “third sex”, and hormonal and surgical intervention for gender dysphoric adolescents. Legal obstacles in the path of transsexuals remain in the terrain of employment, health care, marriage and parenting.
A noteworthy change is the integration of transsexual men and women into its leadership and the biannual meeting presentations of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association.
Mythological, Historical, and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Transsexualism
Conclusion To Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment
Reflections at 25 Years
He has written many papers in the field of transsexuality and currently practices at Charing Cross Hospital London