chapter  20
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ELECTROLYSIS IN TRANSSEXUAL WOMEN: A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT FREQUENCY OF TREATMENT IN FOUR CASES

The role of the electrologist is , of course, to permanently removc unwanted hair from the face and oody. Many electrologists treat only fema les, but males frequently seek treatment as well. Men may desire to be rid of hair fo r a ny number of rearons: because they disljke shaving or have sensitive skin which makes shaving painful or difficult, because they are bothered by ingrown hairs, beca use they wish to have an even beard or hair line, because hair grows in unwanted areas ljke the back, or mOTC thickly than wanted , or simply because ha ir on certain pa rts of their bodies JUSt does nOt fit their selfimage. Into the latter category fall males with transgender feelings-men who wish ro become women, or more like women.'