Cross-Sex Wishes and Gender Identity Disorder in Children: A Reply to Zucker (2002)

Cross-Sex Wishes and Gender Identity Disorder in Children: A Reply to Zucker (2002) P1: GDX Sex Roles [sers] pp884-sers-466846 June 10, 2003 17:25 Style file version June 3rd, 2002 ° C Sex Roles, Vol. 49, Nos. 3/4, August 2003 ( 2003) Comment Cross-Sex Wishes and Gender Identity Disorder in Children: A Reply to Zucker (2002) 1, 4 2 3 Nancy H. Bartlett, Paul L. Vasey, and William M. Bukowski In his review of our paper entitled “Is Gender expressed cross-sex wishes, Zucker aggregated the Identity Disorder in Children a Mental Disorder?” categories “once-in-a-while” and “very rarely” to- (Bartlett, Vasey, & Bukowski, 2000), Zucker (2002) gether with “frequently/every day.” A more con- noted a factual correction pertaining to our interpre- servative and diagnostically relevant interpretation tation of Table 36.2 in Zucker (2000, p. 677). Although of Zucker’s Table 36.2 (Zucker, 2000) leads to the we regret the error on our part, we believe that a cor- conclusion that the minority (23.4%) of the boys rect reading of the table in question does not change and girls in his sample expressed what could be or weaken our conclusion, as Zucker implies; to the considered “repeated” (i.e., “frequently/every day”) contrary, a correct reading actually supports our argu- cross-sex wishes indicative of “strong and persis- ment Sex Roles Springer Journals

Cross-Sex Wishes and Gender Identity Disorder in Children: A Reply to Zucker (2002)

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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