Image of female-to-male transsexuals in Polish society
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Psychiatr Pol 2012;46(5):807–814
Aim. The aim of the study was to determine the image of female-to-male transsexuals (FtM) in the opinion of women and men. Methods. The questionnaire studies were carried out in a group of 300 students. Respondents answered questions concerning their age, sex, birthplace and the questions related to different aspects of female-to-male transsexuals' life (their childhood, occupational preferences, social and sexual relationships). Results. The results showed that the image of FtM transsexuals created in the male and female group varies because of the lack of opinion expressed more frequently by male students. Conclusions. 1. Students' opinion on psychical, social and sexual life of transsexuals indicates a lack of understanding of their problems. 2. Men do not report much opinion about FtM transsexuals' different aspects of lives which may result from their insufficient knowledge and little interest in the topic of transsexualism.