, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 472-475
Date: 23 Apr 2008

A Different Perspective

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Dreger has written an unusually long article detailing the events of this “controversy,” but she does not comment on how to resolve conflicts between researchers and subjects (or the community being studied) or place the “controversy” in the larger history of dissent against the Autogynephilia theory. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, those issues cannot be discussed here. Dreger also implies that the concerns of transsexual activists are not supported by a careful review of The Man Who Would Be Queen (TMWWBQ); a very different perspective will be presented.

As Dreger did, I believe it is important to detail my background. I also have been on the receiving end of a withering and unfounded personal attack for my professional writing (see Kleinplatz & Moser, 2005; Moser & Kleinplatz, 2005). I am a physician who cares for a large number of transsexual patients, and a psychotherapist who regularly evaluated and counseled transsexual patients prior to my medical career. I am a sex res