Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 333–343 | Cite as

Interim report of the DSM-IV Subcommittee on Gender Identity Disorders

  • Susan J. Bradley
  • Ray Blanchard
  • Susan Coates
  • Richard Green
  • Stephen B. Levine
  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
  • Ira B. Pauly
  • Kenneth J. Zucker


This article summarizes the discussions and recommendations of the DSM-IV Subcommittee on Gender Identity Disorders, a subcommittee of the Child Psychiatry Work Group, regarding diagnostic issues. The issues reviewed include placement in the nomenclature, the concept of a spectrum of gender dysphoria rather than discrete levels of symptomatology, criticisms of current diagnostic criteria, subtyping by sexual orientation, and proposed changes in diagnostic criteria for the current DSM-III-R diagnoses of Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood, Transsexualism, and Gender Identity Disorder of Adolescence or Adulthood, Nontranssexual Type.

Key words

DSM diagnosis gender identity disorder transsexualism transvestic fetishism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan J. Bradley
    • 1
  • Ray Blanchard
    • 2
  • Susan Coates
    • 3
  • Richard Green
    • 4
  • Stephen B. Levine
    • 5
  • Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg
    • 6
  • Ira B. Pauly
    • 7
  • Kenneth J. Zucker
    • 2
  1. 1.DSM-IV Subcommittee for Gender Identity Disorders, Department of PsychiatryThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic, Child and Family Studies CentreClarke Institute of PsychiatryTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryChildhood Gender Identity UnitNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryCase Western Reserve University, University HospitalClevelandUSA
  6. 6.Program of Developmental PsychoendocrinologyDivision of Child Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Nevada School of MedicineRenoUSA

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