Year: 1988 Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior, v.17, no.2, (April 1988). p.173-178 SIEC No: 19890761

168 male & 55 female transsexuals were compared with respect to psychosocial characteristics. No significant differences existed with respect to psychiatric treatment, substance abuse or attempted suicides. It is concluded that unambiguous cross-gender behavior is more common in females & that social conditions of females are more satisfactory. However, a relatively high incidence of psychiatric treatment & attempted suicides indicates severe psychological problems in both male & female groups.