Confessions of a Gender Defender: A Psychologist's Reflections on Life Among the Transgendered

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Chicago Spectrum Press, 1996 - Social Science - 160 pages
"A remarkable book! In turn, heartbreaking and hilarious". -- Tim Kazurinsky, "Saturday Night Live", screenwriter of About Last Night

This is a firsthand look at the fascinating and controversial phenomenon of transexualism -- men who want to be women and women who want to be men. Gender is the most misunderstood topic of our time. The patients introduced in this book all fight quiet battles -- at home and in the workplace -- with what has been called the "uninvited dilemma" of being born into the wrong body. These intimate and engaging stories directly address this fascinating and controversial phenomenon.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xiii
BEGINNINGS
30
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
44
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Ettner is a psychologist with a practice in Evanston, Illinois and also is president of the New Health Foundation.

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