Guidelines for Transexuals




Erickson Educational Foundation
Erickson, Reed

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Item is a booklet with information for transexuals (preferred term: transgendered persons) on aspects of transitioning. The publication was created in 1976 by the Erickson Educational Foundation (EEF). Founded in 1964 by American mechanical engineer, businessman, philanthropist, and trans man Reed Erickson, EEF helped to support, both through direct financial contributions and through contributions of human and material resources, almost every aspect of work being done in the 1960s and 1970s in the field of transsexualism in the US and, to a lesser degree, in other countries.


Item digitized August 2012 for inclusion in UVic's Transgender Archives Collection. Table of contents consists of: Self Help: Trial Period, Preparing Yourself, Additional Tips, Positive Attitudes, and Preparing Others; Making It Official: Legal Petition for Change of Name, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Driver's License, Passport, In Case of Arrest, Military Services, and Employment and Education; Medical Help: Financing Medical Help, Choosing a Physician, Medical Treatment for Minors, Hormone Therapy, Electrolysis, Surgery, and Postoperative Care; Marriage; Cautionary Remarks; and Selected Readings


Gender identity, Transgenderism, Cross dressing, Transgender people