Gender-Identity Problems

  • Alayne Yates
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


Parents are frequently concerned about gender identity and gender role. Questions about the adequacy of a boy’s penis, a girl’s preference for playing baseball, adolescent homosexual experimentation, and cross-dressing in preschool or latency years are frequent. In no other area are parents more worried and confused about what is “normal.” Physicians are in the position to render an essential service by allowing parents to express their fears and by providing accurate information and assessment. Since education in these areas is often lacking, the physician will often seek consultation.


Gender Identity Family Therapy Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Gender Reassignment Sertoli Cell Only Syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alayne Yates
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA

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