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The Epidemiology of Transsexualism in Poland – A very brief review

This piece is a very brief note in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, June 2004.

In Poland, there are three times as many trans men (born female) as trans women (born male). This is different from the West,* where there are more trans women than trans men.

Because this is just a brief note, it is not clear how they are measuring gender dysphoria. The authors refer to transsexuals they examined, so it is likely that they are talking about people who transitioned.

There is no discussion here of the age or sexual orientation of the people in this study.

The exact numbers in the study were “1454 transsexuals of whom 1125 were F/M transsexuals and only 329 M/F.” 

In other words, in Poland, about 77% of transgender people who seek treatment are trans men.

Original Piece:

The Epidemiology of Transsexualism in Poland by S Dulko and C Imielinski, in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 56, Issue 6, June 2004, Page 637.

*By the West, I assume they mean Western Europe, the USA, and Canada.

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Transgender History by Susan Stryker – book recommendation

This is a great book. Read it.

Don’t you wish you could have turned in a book report like that? Sweet and simple.

This blog is about science, but I’ve decided to throw in some occasional book recommendations. I’ll be quoting Stryker’s history from time to time as well.

Meanwhile, other people have already written thorough reviews: C. Riley Snorton at the University of Pennsylvania, A Gender Variance Who’s Who, or plain old GoodReads.

You can buy Transgender History by Susan Stryker:

from Seal Press (support women’s publishing)

from Barnes and Noble (support brick and mortar stores)

from Amazon (support books)