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(1967). Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. CXXXIX, 1964: The Hermaphroditic Identity of Hermaphrodites. Robert J. Stoller. Pp. 453-457.. Psychoanal Q., 36:140-141.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. CXXXIX, 1964: The Hermaphroditic Identity of Hermaphrodites. Robert J. Stoller. Pp. 453-457.

(1967). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 36:140-141

Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. CXXXIX, 1964: The Hermaphroditic Identity of Hermaphrodites. Robert J. Stoller. Pp. 453-457.

Stoller presents an interesting case of a male with a bound-down short penis with hypospadias as a point of departure for a discussion of his thesis that in some rare individuals the core gender identity ('I am male' or 'I am female') may be hermaphroditic. In such an instance the individual is convinced that he is not male or female but both. He is a member of a third gender—a hermaphroditic gender. This situation arises when the individual has been raised in an atmosphere

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of parental doubts caused by ambiguous genitalia. A person who does not have a clear-cut gender identity as either male or female and who does have a hermaphroditic gender identity is able to shift with relative ease from one side to the other. In treating intersexed patients one must accurately determine the patient's core gender identity.

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(1967). Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. CXXXIX, 1964. Psychoanal. Q., 36:140-141

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