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Van Leeuwen, K. (1966). Pregnancy Envy in the Male. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 47:319-324.

(1966). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 47:319-324

Pregnancy Envy in the Male

Kato Van Leeuwen

SUMMARY

Comparatively little attention has been focussed in psycho-analysis on man's envy of the female sex and child-bearing functions. In contrast, the woman's envy of the man's penis has held a central position in the understanding of female psychology. The reasons for this were examined, the literature on pregnancy envy in men was reviewed, and the analysis was presented of a man whose feminine identification expressed itself in the transference as envy of the pregnant analyst. The multiple factors involved in the genesis of pregnancy envy, its pre-oedipal and oedipal origin, its use as a defence, and its consequences were discussed in detail.

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