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Transsexuals, Transvestites, and their Partners

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Gender Dysphoria

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The clinician who works in the area of gender disorders will occasionally have to deal with the partners of patients as well as the patients themselves. The purpose of this chapter is to acquaint practitioners with the types of partnerships that they are likely to encounter. A relationship is defined here as a stable union with a partner that lasts for a minimum of 6 months and that is accompanied by feelings of emotional attachment together with the tendency to maintain some exclusivity of involvement, such as living as a “married couple,” “going steady,” and so on (Steiner & Bernstein, 1981).

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Steiner, B.W. (1985). Transsexuals, Transvestites, and their Partners. In: Steiner, B.W. (eds) Gender Dysphoria. Perspectives in Sexuality. Springer, Boston, MA.

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