Rethinking the Gender Identity Disorder Terminology in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV

The overwhelming success gender role transition has enjoyed world wide in the last four decades, leads me to believe that the current reference to gender issues in the DSM IV—as a subset of the sexual disorders—is inaccurate and should be revised. This is an expanded and fully referenced version of the paper read at the 2005 HBIGDA Conference, Bologna, Italy, April 7, 2005.