Transvestic Disorder

Transvestic disorder is cross-dressing, or dressing in the clothes of the opposite gender, to become sexually aroused. It must occur over a period of at least 6 months and cause severe distress to the individual in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.


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Wiki Number: PW219
Diagnosis: Transvestic Disorder
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Symptoms: This is not transsexuality nor transgender. It is cross-dressing; In some cultures done for religious, traditional or ceremonial reasons.
Progression: It may or may not be arousing or sexually related.


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  • Comparison of Cervical Cancer Screen Results on Female-to-Male Transgender Patients With Female Patients
    by Katelynn Davis on October 7, 2021

    CONCLUSIONS: In our study, FTM transgender individuals were not at a higher or lower risk of HPV infection or abnormal Pap test result compared with women. However, larger studies are needed to support our findings.

  • Paraphilia
    by Kristy A. Fisher on January 1, 2021

    Paraphilias are persistent and recurrent sexual interests, urges, fantasies, or behaviors of marked intensity involving objects, activities, or even situations that are atypical in nature. Although not innately pathological, a paraphilic disorder can evolve if paraphilia invokes harm, distress, or functional impairment on the lives of the affected individual or others. A total of eight Paraphilias are listed in the DSM V and include pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, sexual sadism, sexual...

  • The use of "virado" as a harm reduction strategy among crack users in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil
    by Renata Barreto Fernandes de Almeida on June 24, 2020

    The aim of the study is to discuss the use of crack in the form of "virado" as a harm reduction strategy in Pernambuco, Brazil. This is a cross-sectional study with a qualitative approach in which semi-structured interviews were conducted regarding aspects related to the culture of crack use with 39 crack users between March and August 2016. Participants were recruited using saturation criteria and data were analyzed through content analysis. Respondents discussed the use of "virado" and...

  • Transvestism Recognized in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Report of Two Cases
    by Hiroki Ishiguro on August 31, 2019

    Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) comprises a series of rare hereditary connective tissue diseases characterized by musculoskeletal, skin, and cardiovascular involvements. EDS may be associated with physical as well as psychological pain that can lead to psychiatric problems. EDS imposes substantial psychological burden on patients, and recent large-scale studies have suggested that patients with EDS have a higher risk of mood disorders than the general population. To the best of our knowledge, we...