Assessment and treatment of transsexualism
Hepp U., Buddeberg C.
Psychiatrische Poliklinik, UniversitatsSpital Zurich
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Abstract [Article in German]
Transsexualism, a gender identity disorder, is manifested by a strong and persistent cross-gender identification and the desire to adapt the body to the preferred sex by hormonal and surgical sex reassignment. The etiology of gender identity disorder is not known.
Treatment takes place gradually in phases in a interdisciplinary setting (psychiatry, endocrinology, gynecology and surgery). In Switzerland, in contrast to other European countries, there is no special legislation to regulate the change of the name and personal status.
Citation: Schweiz Rundsch Med Prax 1999 Nov 25;88(48):1975-9 an article published on the Internet by PubMed <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/>