Transexuality and psychotherapy

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In this article, the effects of sex reassignment surgery and of psychotherapy are compared. As opposed to the contentions of some advocates of psychotherapy, no disqualifications of sex reassignment surgery have been encountered. The authors argue that more attention should be paid to the possibilities of psychotherapy, and expect that its most important contributions are to be found in the treatment of those who have doubts concerning their gender identity or the sex reassignment procedure, and in extra support of those undergoing medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-166
Number of pages14
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychotherapie
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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