True selves: understanding transsexualism... : for family, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals

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Jossey-Bass, 1996 - Social Science - 271 pages
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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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Review: True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism-For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals

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This book is designed to help people cope with and understand their loved one who is going through the Change. One of the best and most informative parts of the book explains the difference between ... Read full review

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One of the best books available to help significant others, family and close friends understand. Read full review

Contents

A Question of Gender
1
The Childhood Years
30
The Teen Years
49
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About the author (1996)

MILDRED L. BROWN is a clinical sexologist and therapist in private practice in Los Gatos, California. She is also professor of clinical sexology at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. CHLOE ANN ROUNSLEY is a San Francisco based writer, journalist, and marketing consultant with her own firm, Rounsley Associates. She has done extensive writing and research on the topic of transsexualism, with articles appearing in such publications as the San Francisco Chronicle.

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