Sex-change in the USSR: A. I. Belkin’s Theory of Gender Development and his Treatment of Hermaphrodites
A. I. Belkin, head of the laboratory of neuro-endocrinology at Moscow’s Research Institute of Psychiatry, is primarily an endocrinologist. His work with hermaphrodites is a side-line (or, as he described it to me in a personal interview, his ‘hobby’!)1 Much has been written on the treatment of hermaphrodites in the West, and a brief review of the Western approach will provide a context for Belkin’s work.
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5 Sex-change in the USSR: A. I. Belkin’s Theory of Gender Development and his Treatment of Hermaphrodites
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