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Title: Parental influence in transsexualism.
Authors: Tsoi, W.F. 
Issue Date: Oct-1990
Citation: Tsoi, W.F. (1990-10). Parental influence in transsexualism.. Singapore Medical Journal 31 (5) : 443-446. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This is a study of parental influence in a group of Chinese male and female transsexuals compared with a group of male and female heterosexual controls. There was no difference in the parental ages of the transsexuals and controls at time of their birth. The fathers of the male transsexuals and the mothers of female transsexuals were less involved in their upbringing. Using a bonding instrument, the fathers of male transsexuals were found to be less caring, and mothers of female transsexuals were less overprotective than the fathers and mothers of the controls. Studies on parental involvement in male transsexuals showed a weak father figure and an overinvolvement with the mother, and in female transsexuals, an unsatisfactory mother-daughter relationship. Abnormal parental-child relationship, postulated as an important aetiological factor in transsexualism, needs to be further confirmed.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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