publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Prevalence of gender nonconformity in Flanders, Belgium

Griet De Cuypere; Els Elaut; Ann Buysse; K. Wierckx; Alexis Dewaele; Filip Van Nieuwerburgh; Guy T'Sjoen; Eva Van Caenegem;
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  • Published: 15 Jan 2015 Journal: Archives of Sexual Behavior, volume 44, pages 1,281-1,287 (issn: 0004-0002, eissn: 1573-2800, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Gender nonconformity refers to the extent to which a person’s gender identity, gender role and/or gender expression differs from the cultural norms prescribed for people of a particular sex, within a certain society and era. Most data on gender nonconformity focus on the prevalence of gender dysphoria (which also includes a distress factor) or on the number of legal sex changes. However, not every gender nonconforming individual experiences distress or applies for treatment. Population-based research on the broad spectrum of gender nonconformity is scarce and more information on the variance outside the gender binary is needed. This study aimed to examine the pr...
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free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Psychology, Medicine and Health Sciences, gender nonconformity, Belgium, Gender identity, SEXPERT, TRANSSEXUALISM, NETHERLANDS, SEX, DYSPHORIA, HEALTH, Sexual minority, Demography, Gender binary, Psychology, Gender Identity Disorder, Nonconformity, Gender dysphoria, medicine.disease, medicine, Developmental psychology, Gender role, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Gender psychology
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