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

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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.

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"I would strongly recommend this book as a primer for anyone interested in this topic." (Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35:2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787967024
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/7/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 257,186
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mildred L. Brown is a clinical sexologist and therapist in private practice in San Jose, California. She is also professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco.

Chloe Ann Rounsley (www.rounsley.com) is a writer, journalist, and editorial consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Trans myself

    This book is a MUST read. I have brought 5-6 and It really helps talk to people that already have read this. They are more at ease and more open with questions. The book is easy to read and understand as it is written for the uninitiated in this area.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2004

    This book may have saved my life

    Reading this book showed my, finally, that there are others out there like myself. I saw myself in almost every page. I am grateful that there is someone with the knowledge and compassion to write such a book and to also care for individuals such as me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

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    Incredibly insightfull

    This book is the most helpfull book that I've found for the families and those dealing with GID. I highly recommend this book.

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