International Journal of Transgenderism

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International Journal of Transgenderism  
Edited byWalter P. Bouman
Publication details
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Int. J. Transgenderism
ISSN1553-2739 (print)
1434-4599 (web)
OCLC no.56795128

The International Journal of Transgenderism is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering research on gender dysphoria, the medical and psychological treatment of transgender individuals, social and legal acceptance of sex reassignment, and professional and public education on transgenderism. The International Journal of Transgenderism is not limited to just research, it also publishes theoretical essays, policy statements, commentaries, letters to the editor, and review articles. The journal aims to inform a broad audience including policy makers, practitioners, and the general public.[1] It is the official journal of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.[2] The editor-in-chief is Walter P. Bouman (University of Minnesota Medical School).[3] The journal was established in 1997 and is published by Taylor & Francis.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in CINAHL, SocINDEX, EBSCO databases, Scopus, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, PASCAL, and PsycINFO.

Publication history[edit]

The International Journal of Transgenderism releases one volume that includes four issues per year. The journal's first issue of volume one was published in July 1997.[1] The journal has since published 17 volumes, 68 issues, from a broad range of topics including, but not limited to: Psychology, Endocrinology, Sexology, Law, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Surgery, Psychiatry, speech and language therapy, sexual medicine, family therapy, public health, counseling, and medical ethics.

About the founders[edit]

The International Journal of Transgenderism was found in 1987 by Friedemann Pfäfflin and Eli Coleman. Friedemann Pfäfflin, a German psychologist, was a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and lecturer at Ulm University until his retirement in 2010. He gained notoriety and attention for his work in the fields of forensic psychiatry and gender identity and began working within the field of transsexuality in 1992 when he began to work at Ulm University.[4] Pfäfflin was president of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association from 1995 to 1997.[5] He then founded the International Journal of Transgenderism with Eli Coleman.

Eli Coleman is a published author and American sexologist who currently runs the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota. Coleman is also currently a professor and director and chair in Sexual Health at the University of Minnesota. He served as the president of the Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR). Coleman's topics of interest are sexual health, transgender health, HIV prevention, impulsive and compulsive sexual behavior, sexual identity, and sexual development.[6]

About the current editor[edit]

The current editor of International Journal of Transgenderism is Walter Bouman. Bouman is a psychiatrist and sexologist who is the clinical lead for the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health in the UK.[7]

Past editors[edit]

  • Friedemann Pfäfflin, MD, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany, Founding Editor
  • Eli Coleman, PhD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Founding Editor
  • Richard Ekins, PhD, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK
  • Dave King, PhD, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Walter O Bockting, PhD, LGBT Health Initiative, Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Psychiatry with the Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, USA[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "International Journal of Transgenderism :". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  2. ^ "World Professional Association for Transgender Health". WPATH. Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  3. ^ "Editorial Board". Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
  4. ^ "Friedemann Pfäfflin". Wikipedia (in German). 2017-01-15.
  5. ^ "Pfäfflin, Friedemann | SAGE Publications Inc". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  6. ^ "Eli Coleman, PhD". Family Medicine and Community Health - University of Minnesota. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  7. ^ "The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health - meet the team". Retrieved 2018-01-15.

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