To justify the risk, pain, time, effort and expense of gender reassignment, transsexuals should logically be able to look forward to much improved life adjustment. There is some doubt about this. Among others, Pauly has published fairly optimistic reports (1) (2), while an assessment by Meyer is rather pessimistic (3). Such bleak prognosis prompted a thorough evaluation of the eventual personal adjustment of patients requesting help from the University of Arkansas Medical Center Psychosomatic Clinic for gender dysphoría problems. This paper is a report of the results of the survey.
KeywordsHormone Therapy Nursing Assistant Gender Dysphoria Personality Pattern Gender Reassignment
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