Keynote Lecture: The Neurobiology of gender dysphoria – testing a new theory

Background

According to the current dogma, having a gender identity that contrasts with the sex assigned at birth originates from a sex-atypical differentiation of the brain. This hypothesis is, however, based on comparative studies with... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

This raises the question to what extent transgenders’ sex-atypical brain characteristics can be explained by their experienced gender identity vs. the higher degree of homosexual orientation in relation to the sex assigned... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

In the present talk I will argue for a new theory about the neurobiology of gender dysphoria, and present new brain imaging and behavioral data from trans men, trans women, hetero and homo sexual cis-gender controls. Based on... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Ivanka Savic-Berglund (Karolinska Institute)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Plenary

Session

PLS-1 » Plenary Opening Session I (12:30 - Thursday, 6th April, Pacific)

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