2/22/11: Stockholm, Sweden
Study used 191 MTF and 133 FTM reassigned subjects (TX), for 30-year longitudinal morbidity. Profiled for death and cause, psych treatment, substance abuse, criminality. TXs had 3x mortality, 19x by suicide, 2x by tumor. Factors increased with time. MTF suicides higher overall, FTM retain female rate. MTFs retain male crime rate, FTMs assume same.
Outcomes suggest higher overall risks, FTMs milder, MTFs extreme suicide risk.
7/26/13: Taipei, Taiwan
Study used 21 FTM and 20 MTF subjects (GID), mostly homosexual, age 20-40, 18 on hormone treatment (H+), with matched hetero controls. Subjects presented with film of heterosexual intercourse (E) and neutral films (N), and polled for arousal and 'selfness'. GIDs reported higher selfness and lower arousal than controls with E and N. H+ GIDs report lower arousal and selfness than H- with E and N.
12/31/2013: Semmelweis University, Hungary
10MTF 7FTM subjects (GID): homosexual age 25+-6 w/ age-matched controls
Otherwise healthy, no hormonal treatment.
Graymatter (GM) higher in controls than GID in all areas of difference. GIDs more similar to identity than sex in areas responsible for primary motor and visual function, complex memory and emotion regulation, self-image. Suggests neurological grounding for GID in mature subjects; no claim to development thereof.
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Experimental instance: open registration, most settings standard.