True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals / Edition 1

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism--For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals / Edition 1

by Mildred L. Brown, Chloe Ann Rounsley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787967025

ISBN-13: 9780787967024

Pub. Date: 03/07/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Combines authoritative information and humanitarian insight into the transsexual experience

Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking book paints a vivid portrait of conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis—and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true being to themselves and others. True Selves offers valuable

Overview

Combines authoritative information and humanitarian insight into the transsexual experience

Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking book paints a vivid portrait of conflicts transsexuals face on a daily basis—and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true being to themselves and others. True Selves offers valuable guidance for those who are struggling to understand these people and their situations.

Using real life stories, actual letters, and other compelling examples, the authors give a clear understanding of what it means to be transsexual. They also give other useful advice, including how to deal compassionately with these commonly misunderstood individuals—by keeping an open heart, communicating fears, pain and support, respecting choices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787967024
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/07/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
333,512
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction: A Question of Gender 1

1. The Transsexual Dilemma 5

2. The Childhood Years 30

3. The Teen Years 49

4. The Adult Years 78

5. Therapy 96

6. Beginning the Transitio 125

7. Transition and the Workplace 146

8. Bringing the News Home 167

9. Medical and Surgical Options 196

10. Guidelines for Support 212

11. In Their Own Words 226

Resource Guide 235

Notes 249

Selected Bibliography 255

The Authors 257

Index 259

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