Gender Identity Disorder Information



Here it is folks, the Mother of all TG Link lists! Formerly available through the University of Southampton, UK, web site, now I've reproduced this incredible list of links here to make sure it doesn't disappear on me (or you) again. It's so long I had to seperate it out into its own page (word of warning: its just text but it's a 145k file - which means it may take more than 20 seconds to load on a 56K dial-up connection) SELECTED INFORMATION SITES

TS SUCCESSES by Lynn Conway

This is one of the most uplifting collections on the web. SO MANY people only focus on the negatives - all the transsexual people who have been victims of hate crimes, suicides, murders, prostitution and sexual slavery. It makes one start to think that the only outcome of transition is a life filled with fear, abuse, and other hardships. But Lynn Conway ( a TS Success herself) has assembled a wonderful tribute page to the TS women who are not only succeeding, but LEADING in their fields. Wonderful ammunition against anyone who says you'll never make anything of your life if you transition. These women did!

The Birth of Venus

Annie Richards web site is a wonderful resource full of information presented in a way that's easy to understand and navigate. A great place to learn stuff for yourself, or a site to point to for friends or relatives with questions. [note: her site is rarely available due to ISP issues - someone with a server and space PLEASE host or mirror the site for her!]

TS Roadmap

If you are seriously considering transition, you'll want to read this first! The web's BEST resource for specifics concerning how you plan for and succeed in transition from one gender to another.

Gender Dysphoria: A Guide for the Non-Transitioning

I think the title of this site is a bit off the mark, as the author admits electrolysis and rhinoplasty are "steps" in her own "transition", which (to me) says she IS "transitioning." However, I include the link because the author seemed to summarize what GID is in a very understandable way.

The International Journal of Transgenderism

This is the definitive medical journal on the subject of transgender problems. REAL information, not conjecture from the people who have made this problem their life's work. Can be kind of heady to read at times, after all it is a journal for doctors.

Intersex Society of North America

This is the definitive resource (in the USA at least) for information about intersexed people. It does have a "political agenda" which is to stop doctors from "assigning" intersex babies shortly after birth, because so many intersex people have found in adulthood that the doctors had not chosen wisely, or wish they'd been allowed to retain the equipment with which they were born into this world.


The Consumer Laser Guide

Presented by the American Institutes of Laser Medicine and the Institute of Laser Medicine at 100 UCLA Medical Plaza

Hair Facts

Commercial Free Facts About Hair Removal


Androgen Replacement for Male Hypogonadism - Jobson Healthcare Affiliates

How Gender May Bend Your Thinking, Time Magazine article.

Brain Activity sans Sex Hormones: A Vanishing Act? National Institute of Mental Health Article

Overview of Sex Hormones, Medlean Medical Corporation informational article, comprehensive web site dealing with issues of male breast enlargement

e-Medicine: Gynecomastia - article for physicians on diagnosis, etiology, and treatments.

Sex Differences Start Early, Access Excellence (Canadian National Health Museum/Genetech site)

Hormone Heresy: Estrogens Deadly Truth, Sherrill Sellman, Nexus Magazine article.

Male Brains Need Estrogen for Good Memory, WebMD article

Sex Differences In the Brain, Scientific American article, 1992

Testosterone keeps male brain in shape, Science News article

Gender and the brain Society of Neuroscience article.

"How Sexually Dimorphic Are We?" article from the American Journal of Human Biology

Intersex Society of North America (various articles on genetic and physical conditions)

STANDARDS OF CARE FOR GENDER IDENTITY DISORDERS from the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association

Gender Dysphoria: A Guide for the Non-transitioning

Study: Male transsexuals' brains resemble women's
Note: The online archives for Nature and related journals only goes back to 1998, which is why this link is to the test of a 1995 Washington Post article on the findings reported originally in Nature.

Neurogenisis of Galanin Cells in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and Centromedial Amygdala in Rats: A Model for Sexual Differentiation of Neuronal Phenotype Center for Neuroendocring Studies and Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

A NEW CONCEPT FOR BRAIN AROMATASE IN SEXUAL DIFFERENTIATION Koh Shinoda, Department of Anatomy, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Japan

Hormonal Control of Sexual Differentiation Dr. Geert J. De Vries, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

New York Academy of Sciences Articles

The Five Sexes Revisited - Science Magazine

A Question of Gender - Discover Magazine

International Journal of Transgenderism


The Phytoestrogen Group (research at University of Turku, Institute of Biomedicine, Finland)

Reversing Liver Damage (originally appeared in the 1997 issue of Nutrition Science News)

"The Healthy Liver" (at the Hepititis A-Z site)

"Paradoxical Effects of the Soy Phytoestrogen, Genistein
on Growth of Human Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro and In Vivo
" by William G. Helferich presented at the SECOND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE ROLE OF SOY IN PREVENTING AND TREATING CHRONIC DISEASE September 15-18, 1996 in Brussells, Belgium.

"Herbal Medical Glossary 1.2"

The Medicinal Herb FAQ

The Worlds Largest Vegetable