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J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Feb;42(2):301-6. doi: 10.1007/s10803-011-1227-8.

Brief report: female-to-male transsexual people and autistic traits.

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  • 1Autism Research Centre, Psychiatry Department, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. rej2004@med.cornell.edu

Abstract

The 'extreme male brain' theory suggests females with Autism Spectrum Conditions are hyper-masculinized in certain aspects of behavior. We predicted that females with Gender Identity Disorder (who are masculinized) would have elevated Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scores. AQ scores from five groups were compared: (1) n = 61 transmen (female-to-male transsexual people); (2) n = 198 transwomen (male-to-female transsexual people); (3) n = 76 typical males; (4) n = 98 typical females; and (5) n = 125 individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Transmen had a higher mean AQ than typical females, typical males and transwomen, but lower than individuals with AS. Transmen have more autistic traits and may have had difficulty socializing with female peers and thus found it easier to identify with male peer groups.

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21448752
DOI:
10.1007/s10803-011-1227-8
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