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Two Types of Transsexuals?

In the late 1980’s, CAMH sexologist Ray Blanchard proposed a two-type sexuality-based taxonomy of male to female transsexualism in which you were either a woman-loving sexual pervert or a homosexual who was completely ineffective as a male in society and interested in attracting sexual attention from heterosexual men. The former he called Autogynephilic and the latter a homosexual transsexual (HSTS). There was little acknowledgement of gender dysphoria and the emphasis was mostly centered on describing two sets of deluded individuals who he deemed to be confused men attempting to become poor facsimiles of women, albeit the HSTS supposedly being more able to integrate into the role than the other. Even that presumption turned out to be incorrect as over time his supposed late-transitioning gynephilic types began to transition earlier in life.

To make matters worse for Blanchard, in the late 1980's there was little talk of female to male transsexualism and he conveniently ignored this group which has today become much more relevant and which, in retrospect, makes his work appear even more dubious resulting in its having aged very poorly over the last 30 years. Not only were Blanchard’s ideas convoluted and disjointed, but in order to attempt to prove them he needed to accuse his gynephilic patients of lying when they described feeling like they were female from a young age or if they in any way denied or downplayed experiencing sexual arousal at the thought of being feminized. It was science in reverse in that you made sure the evidence was suitable enough to prove the theorem which is the equivalent of scientific malpractice.

Today, Blanchard has been relegated mostly to Twitter to support his ideas and no one pays him much attention, but his story is important in denoting how preconceived thinking and inherent bias of a certain generation can get in the way of employing proper and rigorous methods to promote real scientific study.

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