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Vol. 52, No. 5, 2000
Issue release date: September–October 2000
Section title: Original Paper
Folia Phoniatr Logop 2000;52:220–227
(DOI:10.1159/000021537)

Speech Therapy in the Management of Male-to-Female Transsexuals

de Bruin M.D. · Coerts M.J. · Greven A.J.
Phoniatric Department, University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 8/14/2000

Number of Print Pages: 8
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ISSN: 1021-7762 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9972 (Online)

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Abstract

This article discusses communication problems of transsexuals and gives an example of phoniatric and logopedic assessment as well as a possible ‘prototype’ of speech therapy with male-to-female transsexuals.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: 8/14/2000

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1021-7762 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9972 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FPL


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    External Resources

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