International Journal of Transgenderism

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International Journal of Transgenderism  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Int. J. Transgenderism
Discipline Sexology
Language English
Edited by Walter O. Bockting
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1553-2739 (print)
1434-4599 (web)
LCCN 2004213389
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 O. Bockting (University of Minnesota Medical School).[3] The journal was established in 1997 and is published by Routledge.

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 1922 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 Bockting. Bockting is a clinical psychologist, receiving his Ph.D. and Post-Doc Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is known internationally for being a sexuality researcher. He is Co-director of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health as well as Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved. Currently, Bockting is a professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University.[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. 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. ^ "<WalterBockting>". Retrieved 2017-04-19. 

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