ERIC Number: EJ930561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Childhood Gender Identity...Disorder? Developmental, Cultural, and Diagnostic Concerns
Dragowski, Eliza A.; Scharron-del Rio, Maria R.; Sandigorsky, Amy L.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n3 p360-366 Sum 2011
Childhood gender identity development is reviewed in the context of biological, environmental, cultural, and diagnostic factors. With the upcoming 5th revision of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," the authors offer a critical consideration of childhood gender identity disorder, along with proposed diagnostic changes. They argue that meaningful understanding of issues surrounding gender identity is necessary for a conscientious assessment and diagnostic process that does not pathologize human diversity.
Descriptors: Children, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Child Development, Mental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Cultural Context
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