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Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1995 Mar;91(3):180-4.

Psychosocial functioning of transsexuals in Belgium.

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Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Gent, Belgium.

Abstract

Male-to-female (M-F) transsexuals differ consistently from female-to-male (F-M) transsexuals in their sociodemographic characteristics, cross-gender and sexual history and the degree to which personality disorder is concomitant to their transsexuality. As a group, female-to-male transsexuals are more homogeneous. Both groups are impaired in their mental functioning, but the male-to-female population is more mentally disordered. In a comparison between Dutch transsexuals and their Belgian counterparts, the latter were shown to have more mental problems.

PMID:
7625192
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