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Part IV GENDER BLENDING AND THE MEDIA

As one moves out from the few medical and psychological specialists in ‘gender identity disorders’ —through specialists in other psycho-sexual areas, psychiatrists and other medical professionals-to lay members of society, it becomes probable that ‘knowledge’ of cross-dressing and sex-changing is framed less and less by the medical literature and more and more by the mass media. There are grounds, then, for regarding the media as potentially having the greater influence on the conceptions of these phenomena held by the general public, the largest part of the medical profession and many of those who themselves cross-dress and sex-change.