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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2012

01-02-2012 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Female-To-Male Transsexual People and Autistic Traits

Auteurs: Rebecca M. Jones, Sally Wheelwright, Krista Farrell, Emma Martin, Richard Green, Domenico Di Ceglie, Simon Baron-Cohen

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2012

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Abstract

The ‘extreme male brain’ theory suggests females with Autism Spectrum Conditions are hyper-masculinized in certain aspects of behavior. We predicted that females with Gender Identity Disorder (who are masculinized) would have elevated Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) scores. AQ scores from five groups were compared: (1) n = 61 transmen (female-to-male transsexual people); (2) n = 198 transwomen (male-to-female transsexual people); (3) n = 76 typical males; (4) n = 98 typical females; and (5) n = 125 individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Transmen had a higher mean AQ than typical females, typical males and transwomen, but lower than individuals with AS. Transmen have more autistic traits and may have had difficulty socializing with female peers and thus found it easier to identify with male peer groups.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Female-To-Male Transsexual People and Autistic Traits
Auteurs
Rebecca M. Jones
Sally Wheelwright
Krista Farrell
Emma Martin
Richard Green
Domenico Di Ceglie
Simon Baron-Cohen
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2012
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1227-8