Sex Roles (2014) 70:158–160 DOI 10.1007/s11199-013-0341-9 BOOK REVIEW What is More Bizarre: The Transsexual or Transsexual Politics? Men Trapped In Men’s Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism. By Anne A. Lawrence, New York Springer, 2013. 242 pp. $129 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-4614-5181-5 Stephen B. Levine Published online: 11 January 2014 # Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 This unique book is written for two distinctly small audiences: understanding of the pathogenesis of many apparently het- clinicians who are interested in Gender Dysphoria and men erosexual males who will ultimately identify as transsexual. who are driven to express themselves as women. It is con- It does not detract from the importance of this work that it structed by the parsing of narratives of 249 self-selected cannot elucidate the originating etiological factors. individuals who have long experienced reflexive arousal to 2). Researchers and clinicians identify and emphasize dif- the fantasy of being embodied as a woman. As Lawrence ferent factors in studying gender dysphoric persons. Con- points out, such individuals often read everything written cepts about autogynephilia were based on retrospective about the topic. Many will find their way to this volume to analysis of data collected over many years at a Toronto
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