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Transgender Health Bibliography & Resources

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Books and documents that may be of help in self-education about the transgender communities and issues.


Brown, M. L., and Rounsley, C. A. (1996). True selves: Understanding transsexualism for families, friends, coworkers, and helping professonals. San Francisco: Josey-Bass, a Wiley Company.

Ettner, R. (1999). Gender loving care: A guide to counseling gender-variant clients. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Frequently asked questions: Frequency. (no date). ISNA Intersex Society of North America. Website: http://www.isna.org/.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and LGBT health experts. (2001). Healthy people 210 companion document for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health. San Francisco, CA: Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and LGBT health experts. (2006). Guidelines for care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients. New York: Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals.

International Journal of Transgenderism. The Haworth Press. Subscriptions: Http://haworthpress.com/web/IJT.

Israel, G. E., and Tarver, II, D. E. (1997). Transgender care: Recommended guidelines, practical information and personal accounts. Forward by J. D. Shaffer. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Leli, U. and Drescher, J. (Eds.). (2004). Transgender subjectivities: A clinician’s guide. New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Lev, A. I. (2004). Transgender emergence: Therapeutic guidelines for working with gender-variant people and their families. New York: The Haworth Clinical Practice Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc.

Ramsey, G. (1996). Transsexuals: Candid answers to private questions. Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press.

Transgender Care. Website: http://www.transgendercare.com/

Political, Research & Theoretical

Bornstein, K. (1998). My gender worksbook. New York and London: Routledge.

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

Califia, P. (2003). Sex changes: The politics of transgenderism, 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

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

Diamond, M. (Ed.). (2004). From the inside out: Radical gender transformation, FTM and beyond. San Francisco: Manic D Press.

Ekins, R. and King, D. (Eds.). (1996). Blending genders: Social aspects of cross-dressing and sex-changing. Foreword by K. Plummer. New York: Routledge.

Fausto-Sterling, A. (2000). Sexing the body: Gender politics and the construction of sexuality. New York: Basic Books.

Feinberg, L. (1996). Trans gender warriors: Making history from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon Press.

_________. (1998). Trans liberation: Beyond pink or blue. Boston: Beacon Press.

Gender Education and Advocacy, Inc. (2001). Gender variance: A primer. Website: http://gender.org/.

Nestle, J., Howell, C., and Wilchins, R. (Eds.). (2002). Genderqueer: Voices from beyond the sexual binary. Los angeles/New York: Alyson Books.

Queen, C., and Schimel, L. (Eds.). (1997). Pomosesxuals: Challenging assumptions about gender and sexuality. Preface by K. Bornstein. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Rothblatt, M. (1995). The apartheid of sex: A manifesto on the freedom of gender. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.

Roughgarden, J. (2004). Evolution’s rainbow: Diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

Sullivan, M. (Ed.). (2003). Sexual minorities: Discrimination, challenges, and development in America. New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.

Transgender Tapestry: The Journal of the International Foundation for Gender Education. Waltham, MA: I.G.F.E. Subscriptions: subscriptions@ifge.org.

Wilchins, R. (2004.) Queer theory, gender theory: An instant primer. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

Biography/Autobiography & Personal Interest

Allen, M. P. (2003). The gender frontier. Germany/Deutschland: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg.

Boenke, M. (Ed.). (2003). Trans forming families: Real stories about transgendered loved ones, 2nd Ed. Forward by A. I. Lev. Introduction by J. Xavier. Hardy, VA: Oak Knoll Press.

Boylan, J. F. (2003). She's not there: A life in two genders. Afterward by R. Russo. New York: Broadway Books.

Camilleri, A., Coyote, I. E., Eakle, Z., and Montgomery, L. (1998.) Boys like her: Transfictions by Taste This. Forward by K. Bornstein.Vancouver: Press Gang Publishers.

Cameron, L. (1996). Body alchemy: Transsexual portraits. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Colapinto, J. (2001). As nature made him: The boy who was raised as a girl. New York: Perennial; Harper Collins Publishers.

Feinberg, L. (1993). Stone butch blues: A novel. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.

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

Hubschman, L. (1999). Transsexuals: Life from both sides. Diane Publishing.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation. (no date).  Transgender Americans: A handbook for understanding. Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation. (2004).  Transgender issues in the workplace: A tool for managers. Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Kailey, M. (2005). Just add hormones: An insider’s guide to the transsexual experience. Boston: Beacon Press.

Kotula, D. (2002). The phallus palace: Female to male transsexuals. W. E. Parker (Ed.). Los Angeles: Alyson Publications.

Middlebrook, D. W. (1998). Suits me: The double life of Billy Tipton. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Rubin, H. (2003). Self-made men: Identity and embodiment among transsexual men. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Scholinski, D. with Adams, J. M. (1997).  The last time I wore a dress: A memoir. New York: Riverhead Books.

Stevens, A. S. (1990). From masculine to feminine and all points in between: A practical guide for transvestites, cross-dressers, transgenderists, transsexuals, and others who choose to develop a more feminine image... and for the curious and concerned.  Cambridge, MA: Different Path Press.

Transgender At Work. (2005). Website: http://www.tgender.net/taw/.


Jewett, P. K. (1975).  Man as male and female: A study in sexual relationships from a theological point of view. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

Johnson, J. A. (Ed.). (2000). By the grace of God: Lee Frances Heller and Friends: Writings for families, friends and clergy. Wheaton, IL: SSP Publications.

Mollenkott, V. R. (2001). Omnigender: A trans-religious approach. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press.

Sheridan, V. (2001). Crossing over: Liberating the transgendered Christian. Forward by J. B. Nelson. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press.

Tanis, J. (2003). Trans-gendered: Theology, ministry, and communities of faith. Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press.

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