Anne Lawrence

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Anne Alexandra Lawrence
Born (1950-11-17) 17 November 1950 (age 71)
Alma materWashington School of Professional Psychology, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago
OccupationSexologist, psychologist, anesthesiologist
Known forWork on transsexuals, autogynephilia, erotic target location errors
SpouseUnknown (married 1987–1995)

Anne Alexandra Lawrence (born November 17, 1950) is an American psychologist, sexologist, and former anesthesiologist who has published extensively on transsexuality.


Lawrence is a proponent of Ray Blanchard's transsexualism typology theory and self-identifies as an autogynephilic transsexual.[1] She has proposed that autogynephilia is not only sexual in nature, but also encompasses elements of romantic love.[2][3] Lawrence is a member of the American Medical Association and the International Academy of Sex Research and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.[4] She lives in Seattle, Washington, where she formerly maintained a private practice in sex therapy. She retired from medical practice in late 2015 and as of December 2021 was last published in 2017.[5][6]

Lawrence was a coauthor on the 2002 Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders, Sixth Version (now the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care).[7]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Anne A. Lawrence (2013). Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism. Focus on Sexuality Research. Springer Science & Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5182-2. ISBN 978-1-4614-5182-2. OCLC 910979847.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richard Ekins; Dave King (23 October 2006). The Transgender Phenomenon. SAGE Publications. pp. 86–87. ISBN 978-1-84787-726-0.
  2. ^ Scientific American Editors (11 February 2013). Disarming Cupid: Love, Sex and Science. Scientific American. p. 188. ISBN 978-1-4668-3384-5. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  3. ^ Lawrence AA (2007). "Becoming what we love: autogynephilic transsexualism conceptualized as an expression of romantic love" (PDF). Perspect. Biol. Med. 50 (4): 506–20. doi:10.1353/pbm.2007.0050. PMID 17951885. S2CID 31767722. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2014-09-22.
  4. ^ Lawrence, Anne A. (2004). "Autogynephilia: A Paraphilic Model of Gender Identity Disorder" (PDF). Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. 8 (1/2): 69–87. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/19359705.2004.9962367. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-02-10.
  5. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2020-05-18. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  6. ^ "Anne A. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. -- Practice Information". Archived from the original on 2017-10-20.
  7. ^ Meyer, Walter; Bockting, Walter O.; Cohen-Kettenis, Peggy; Coleman, Eli; Diceglie, Domenico; Devor, Holly; Gooren, Louis; Hage, J. Joris; Kirk, Sheila; Kuiper, Bram; Laub, Donald; Lawrence, Anne; Menard, Yvon; Patton, Jude; Schaefer, Leah; Webb, Alice; Wheeler, Connie Christine (2002). "The Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association's Standards of Care for Gender Identity Disorders, Sixth Version". Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality. 13 (1): 1–30. doi:10.1300/J056v13n01_01. ISSN 0890-7064. S2CID 144491099.

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