John Money and transsexualism

John Money was a sexologist who came up with a number of concepts that afftect trans people, including gender identity, gender role, lovemaps. He is most famous for destroying the life of his most notable patient, David Reimer, and attempting to cover up his failures.

With Margaret Lamacz, he was the co-author of the 1989 book Vandalized Lovemaps: Paraphilic Outcome of 7 Cases in Pediatric Sexology.[1]

While earning her Master's degree and Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, Lamacz worked with Money doing clinical psychology and pediatric sexology. There, she worked with transsexual clients,[2] as well as children and adolescents referred for developmental or behavioral issues related to sex and sexuality. Her work with Money on paraphilia led to the concept of "vandalized lovemaps."[3][4] Their book profiles seven young people based on Money's neurodevelopmental theory of paraphilia development, based on observations in non-human animals. Money and Lamacz then make observations about each outcome once the seven are adults. Because they advocated intervention in the lives of sexually different children, some colleagues criticized their approach.[5][6][7] She and Money proposed the term gynemimetophilia as part of a paraphilic model of attraction to transwomen.[8]

References

1. ^ Hurtig AL, Stephen B. Levine SB, Weinrich JD. Vandalized Lovemaps [Review]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 20, Number 3 / June, 1991 319-329.

2. ^ Johnson, John (July 25, 1988). Transsexualism: A Journey Across Lines of Gender. Los Angeles Times

3. ^ Staff report (January 25, 1990). How do I love thee? Washington Times

4. ^ Brody, Jane (January 23, 1990). Scientists Trace Aberrant Sexuality. New York Times

5. ^ V Goldner (2003). Ironic Gender/Authentic Sex. Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 4:113-139.

6. ^ Francoeur RT, Taverner WJ (2004). Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality . McGraw-Hill College, ISBN 9780072371314

7. ^ Millon T, Blaney PH, Davis RD (1999). Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (Oxford Series in Clinical Psychology) Oxford University Press, USA, ASIN B000OKSETU

8. ^ Money J, Lamacz M (1984). Gynemimesis and gynemimetophilia: individual and cross-cultural manifestations of a gender-coping strategy hitherto unnamed. Comparative Psychiatry. 1984 Jul-Aug;25(4):392-403.

Selected works

* Money J, Lamacz M (1984). Gynemimesis and gynemimetophilia: individual and cross-cultural manifestations of a gender-coping strategy hitherto unnamed. Comparative Psychiatry. 1984 Jul-Aug;25(4):392-403. 10.1016/0010-440X(84)90074-9

* Money J, Lamacz M (1987). Genital examination and exposure experienced as nosocomial sexual abuse in childhood. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1987 Dec;175(12):713-21.

* Money J, Lamacz M (1989). Vandalized Lovemaps: Paraphilic Outcome of 7 Cases in Pediatric Sexology . Prometheus Books, ISBN 9780879755133