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The "Classics"


Blanchard, R., & Steiner, B. W. (Eds.). (1990). Clinical management of gender identity disorders in children and adults. Washington, D.C.: APA

Bockting, W. O, & Coleman, E.(Eds.). (1992). Gender dysphoria: Interdisciplinary approaches in clinical management. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Doctor, R. F. (1988). Transvestites and transsexuals: toward theory of cross-gender behavior. NY: Plenum Press


Green, R. (1987). The "sissy boy syndrome" and the development of homosexuality. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.


Green, R. & Money, J. (Eds.). (1969). Transsexualism and sex reassignment. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins Press.


Lothstein, L. M. (1983). Female-to-male transsexualism: Historical, clinical, and theoretical issues. Boston: Routledge and Kegan.


Rekers, G.A. (Ed.) (1995) Handbook of child and adolescent sexual problems. NY: Lexington Books.


Steiner, B. W. (Ed.). (1985). Gender dysphoria: Development, research, management. NY: Plenum.


Stoller, R. J. (1968). Sex and gender: The development of masculinity and femininity (Vol. 1). NY: Jason Aronson.


Stoller, R. J. (1974). Sex and gender: The transsexual experiment (Vol.2). NY: J. Aronson.

Walters, W. A. W., Ross, M. W. (Eds.). (1986). Transsexualism and sex reassignment.Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University


Zucker, K., & Bradley, S. (1995). Gender identity disorder and psychosexual problems in children and adolescents. NY: Guilford Press.

Current Clinical Theory


Brown, M. L. & Rounsley, C. A. (1996). True selves: Understanding transsexualism for families, friends, coworkers and helping professionals. S.F.: Jossey-Bass Pub.


Denny, D. (Ed.) (1998). Current concepts in transgender identity. NY: Garland.


Ettner, R. (1996). Confessions of a gender defender: A psychologist's reflection on life among the transgendered. Chicago: Spectrum Press.


Ettner, R. (1999). Gender loving care: A guide to counseling gender-variant clients. NY: W. W. Norton and Co.


G. E. & Tarver, D. E. (1997). Transgender care: Recommended guidelines, practical information, and personal accounts. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


Lev, A. I. (1998, October). Invisible gender. In the Family Magazine. 8-11.


Preves, S. (2003). Intersex and Identity: The contested self. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


Miller, N. (1996). Counseling in genderland: A guide for you and your transgendered client. Boston: Different Path Press.


Rottnek, M. (Ed.), (1999). Sissies & Tomboys: Gender Nonconformity and Homosexual Childhood. New York: New York University Press.


Stuart, K. E. (1991). The uninvited dilemma: A question of gender. Portland, Oregon: Metamorphous Press.


W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.Vanderburgh, R. (2007). Transition and Beyond: Observations on Gender Identity. Q Press: Portland, Oregon


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History, Anthropology, Sociology


Blackwood, E., Wiering, S.W. (Eds.) (1999). Same-sex relations and female desires: Transgender practices across cultures. NY: Columbia University Press.


Bolin, A. (1988) In search of eve: transsexual rites of passage. South Hadly, Mass.: Bergin & Garvey Publishers, Inc.


Bullough, B.,& Bullough, V. L. (1993). Crossdressing, sex, and gender. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.


Bullough, B.,& Bullough, V. L., & Elias, J. (Eds.) (1997) Gender Blending Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Cromwell, J. (1999). Transmen and FTMs: Identities, bodies, and sexualities. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.


Devor, H. (1997). FTM: Female-to-male transsexuals in society. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


Green, J. (2004). Becoming a visible man. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt Press.


Halberstam, J. (1998). Female Masculinity. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.


Herdt, G. (Ed.) (1994). Third sex Third Gender: Beyond sexual dimorphism in culture and history. NY: Zone Books.


Jacobs, S-E., Thomas, W., & Lang, S., (Eds.) (1997) Two-Spirit People: Native American gender identity, sexuality, and spirituality. Chicago: University of Illinois.


Meyerowitz, J. (2002). How sex changed: A history of transsexuality in the United States.  Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.


Roscoe, W. (1998). Changing ones: Third and fourth genders in native North America. NY: St. Martin's Press.

Politics and Queer Theory


Bornstein, K. (1994). Gender Outlaw: On men, women and the rest of us NY: Routledge.


Burke, P. (1996) Gender Shock: Exploding the myths of male and female. NY: Anchor Books/Doubleday.


Butler, J. (1990) Gender trouble: Feminism and the subversion of gender. NY: Routledge.


Butler, J. (1993) Bodies that matter: On the discursive limits of "sex." NY:


Routledge. Califia, P. (1997). Sex changes: The politics of transgenderism S.F.Cleis Press.


Epstein, J. & St, K.raub (Eds.) (1993). Body Guards: The cultural politics of gender ambiguity. NY:


Routledge.Feinberg, L. (1996). Transgendered Warriors Boston: Beacon Press.


More, K. & Whittle, S. (Eds.) (1999). Reclaiming Genders: Transsexual Grammars at the Fin De Siecle London:


Cassell.Rottnek, M. (Ed.), (1999). Sissies & Tomboys: Gender Nonconformity and Homosexual Childhood. New York: New York University Press.


Wilchins, R. A. (1997). Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.


Sex, Gender and Intersex Issues


Colpinto, J. (1999) As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, NY: Harper Collins.


Dreger, A. (1998) Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. Boston: Harvard University Press


Dreger, A. D. (1999). Intersex in the age of ethics; Hagerstown, Maryland: University Pub Group.


Fausto-Sterling, A . (2000) Sexing the Body: gender politics and the construction of sexuality. NY: Basic Books.


Kessler, S. J. & McKenna, W. (1978) Gender: an ethnomethodological approach. NY: John Wiley and Sons.


Kessler, S. (1998) Lessons from the Intersexed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


Family and Youth Issues


Boenke, M. (2003) (Ed.).Trans forming families: Real stories about transgendered loved ones.Imperial Beach CA: Walter Trook Publishing.


Boyd., H. (2007). She's not the man I married: My life with a transgender husband.Emeryville, CA: Seal Press.


Brill, S.A. & Pepper, R. (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. SF: Cleis Press.


Cohen-Kettenis, P.T. & Pfäfflin, F (2003). Transgenderism and intersexuality in childhood and adolescence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


DeCrescenzo, T, and Mallon, G.P. (2002). Serving Transgender Youth: The Role of the Child Welfare System: Proceedings of a Colloquium. Washington, D.C.: Child Welfare League of America.


Ehrensaft, D. (2011). Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. NY: The Experiment.


Erhardt, V. (2006). Head over heels: Wives who stay with cross-dressers and transsexuals. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.


Krieger, I. (2011). Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents. New Haven, Conn:Genderwise Press.


Lev, A. I. (2004). Transgender Emergence: Counseling Gender-Variant People and their Families. NY: Taylor and Francis.


Lev, A. I. (2004). The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide. NY: Berkley.

Mallon, G.P. (1999). Social Service with Transgendered Youth. Binghamton NY: Harrington Park Press.


Minter, S. (1997) Diagnosis and Treatment of Gender Identity Disorder in Children: An information sheet .SF: NCLR


Stone Fish, L., & Harvey, R. G. (2005). Nurturing Queer Youth: Family Therapy Transformed. New York:

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