Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 439–445 | Cite as

Female-to-male transsexualism, heterosexual type: Two cases

  • Robert Dickey
  • Judith Stephens


Two cases of gender-dysphoric genetic females who describe a sexual attraction to phenotypic males are reported. After outlining their individual histories, the authors note common clinical features of this subtype of transsexualism. Similar characteristics have also been found in the few cases of heterosexual transsexualism in genetic females reported by others. Familiarity with the distinguishing features of this subgroup could assist clinicians in diagnosing and treating such patients.

Key words

transsexualism gender dysphoria sexual orientation 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Dickey
    • 1
    • 2
  • Judith Stephens
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.The Gender Identity ClinicClarke Institute of PsychiatryTorontoCanada

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