Brain differences found in sex change 'men'

Men who have sex change operations may be acting on a deep-seated urge "programmed" into the very fabric of the brain, according to a study of brain tissue from transsexuals who left their bodies to science. Dick Swaab and his colleagues at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research in Amsterdam ...

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Transsexual differences caught on brain scan

Differences in the brain's white matter that clash with a person's genetic sex may hold the key to identifying transsexual people before puberty. Doctors could use this information to make a case for delaying puberty to improve the success of a sex change later.

Medics are keen to ...

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'Transsexuality gene' makes women feel like men

A gene variant has been identified that appears to be associated with female-to-male transsexuality - the feeling some women have that they belong to the opposite sex.

While such complex behaviour is likely the result of multiple genes, environmental and cultural factors, the researchers say the discovery suggests that transsexuality does ...

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Infants Prefer Toys Typed To Their Gender

Children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender, according to a new study from academics at City University London and UCL.

The paper, which is published in the journal of Infant and Child Development, shows that in a familiar nursery environment significant ...

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Huge rise in number of Britons trying to change gender

Figures obtained from UK clinics show referral increases of several hundred percent, leading to long waits for new patients

The number of Britons taking steps to change their gender has shot up dramatically in recent years, leaving vulnerable people waiting years for treatment.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information ...

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A review of access to NHS gender reassignment services - (England only)

Updated version – November 2011

Introduction

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) has prepared this review in response to concerns expressed by trans advocacy groups and individuals that they experience particular difficulties accessing NHS gender reassignment services. The NHS is subject to the public sector equality duty and to ...

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Coming out for transgender people

Coming out can be a difficult process. Many transgender people worry about how other people will react and how they'll treat them once they find out.

For many people, coming out means that they can be honest about how they feel and not hide that part of themselves.

Realising ...

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Sex Differences In The Brain

Abstract

Men and women display patterns of behavioral and cognitive differences that reflect varying hormonal influences on brain development.

Author

Doreen Kimura

Men and women differ not only in their physical attributes and reproductive function but also in many other characteristics, including the way they solve intellectual problems. For the ...

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Healthcare for Lesbians: attitudes and experiences

Introduction

This article reviews the literature relating to healthcare provision for lesbians. The author discusses the attitudes of healthcare providers to this client group and the experiences of these women in a prejudiced healthcare system.

by Doreen Kimura.

The incidence of homosexuality in women has been reported to be from ...

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