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Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 387–395 | Cite as

Gender identity change in a transsexual: An exorcism

  • David H. Barlow
  • Gene G. Abel
  • Edward B. Blanchard
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Abstract

Gender identity change in a conservatively diagnosed 21-year-old transsexual after faith healing was fortuitously observed, was objectively and independently measured, and is reported. This case, and other recent developments, suggests a reexamination of the possibilities of psychosocial intervention to modify atypical gender identity.

Key words

transsexual gender identity exorcism sexuality 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • David H. Barlow
    • 1
  • Gene G. Abel
    • 2
  • Edward B. Blanchard
    • 2
  1. 1.Brown University and Butler HospitalProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.University of Tennessee Medical SchoolMemphisUSA

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