Focus on Sexuality Research

Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development

Progress in Care and Knowledge

Editors: Kreukels, Baudewijntje P.C., Steensma, Thomas D., de Vries, Annelou L.C. (Eds.)

  • State of the art review of gender dysphoria (GD) and disorders of sex development (DSD)
  • First comprehensive review of GD and DSD in over a decade
  • Focus on scientific research and clinical achievements and challenges in this fast-developing field
  • Written by leading researchers and expert clinicians to honor pioneer Peggy Cohen-Kettenis​
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About this book

This book provides a state of the art review on the care and treatment of and  current scientific knowledge on gender dysphoria (GD) and disorders of sex development (DSD). The book elucidates the history, the present situation, and the newest developments and future perspectives in both research on GD and DSD and the clinical management of individuals with GD and DSD of all ages. With contributions from a selection of leading scientists and established clinicians in the field of GD and DSD, this is a unique and comprehensive book focusing on the etiology and developmental trajectories of GD and DSD regarding gender identity development, psychiatric comorbidity, classification dilemmas, ethical dilemmas in treatment, influences of societal stigmatization, and discussion of the medical and psychological implications and outcomes of treatment, and providing treatment guidelines for individuals with GD and DSD (distinct guidelines each for children, adolescents, and adults). By presenting not only an historic overview and the current state of the art, but also challenges for the future, the book aims to demonstrate the need for further research and to stimulate the development and improvement of the clinical care of individuals with GD and DSD.​ 

About the authors

Baudewijntje P.C. Kreukels, PhD ia a senior researcher at VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Department of Medical Psychology, Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam Hormones & Brain. Dr. Kreukels is also Editor Neuropraxis, a Dutch journal on Neuroscience and in 2011 guest editor-in-chief special issue neuroendocrinology. Dr. Kreukels is a member of the International Academy of Sex Research, Dutch Society for Neuropsychology, Network LGBT Research, and the Dutch Neurofederation.Thomas D. Steensma, PhD is a clinical psychologist at the VU Medical Center in The Netherlands. He received his master degree in clinical and social psychology from the University of Amsterdam. He is an associate member of the International Academy of Sex Research.

Annelou de Vries, MD, PhD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist working at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. The scope of her work is consultative-liaison psychiatry at the Pediatric department, focusing on sick children with mental health problems. An important and special part of her work is dedicated to gender dysphoric adolescents. At the Amsterdam Gender Identity Clinic (Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria), adolescents with a gender identity disorder may be eligible for the complete reversible medical treatment with GnRH analogues to block puberty from age 12 on to create rest and time to make a balanced decision about the irreversible gender reassignment when adolescents reach adulthood. Apart from her clinical work with these gender dysphoric adolescents, Annelou de Vries is also involved in research and published several studies on mental health of gender dysphoric adolescents and treatment evaluation  of this GnRH analogue treatment.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Sex Differentiation: Organizing Effects of Sex Hormones

    Bakker, Julie

    Pages 3-23

  • Genetic Aspects of Gender Identity Development and Gender Dysphoria

    Klink, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 25-51

  • Gender Identity Development: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

    Vries, Annelou L. C. (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • The Early Care of the Infant with a Suspected Disorder of Sex Development

    Ahmed, S. Faisal

    Pages 83-92

  • A Noncategorical Approach to the Psychosocial Care of Persons with DSD and Their Families

    Sandberg, David E. (et al.)

    Pages 93-114

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9654-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development
Book Subtitle
Progress in Care and Knowledge
Editors
  • Baudewijntje P.C. Kreukels
  • Thomas D. Steensma
  • Annelou L.C. de Vries
Series Title
Focus on Sexuality Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7441-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7441-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7440-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9654-1
Series ISSN
2195-2264
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 357
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