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GYNEMIMESIS AND GYNEMIMETOPHILIA: INDIVIDUAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL MANIFESTATIONS OF A GENDER-COPING STRATEGY HITHERTO UNNAMED

In the popular as well as the professional sexological literature there has been and continues to be uncertainty regarding the nomenclature and the classification of the d ifferent types of gender transposition o r gender dysphoria. This uncertainty is especially evident with respect to the phenomenon of the person who has the anatomy and morphology of one sex, and who lives in society as one who has {he gender identity and gender role-that is the gender-identitylrole, or C-l/R (Money & Wiedeking, 1980)-of {he other sex.