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Jaimie Veale and transgender people

Jaimie F. Veale is a New Zealand psychologist who has published on transgender sexuality and other gender-related subjects.


Veale completed a PhD in psychology at Massey University in 2012. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, researching the health of Canadian transgender youth.

In 2015 she was appointed Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Waikato.

Veale has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Transgenderism. She also helped to establish the University of Waikato Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance. Projects include:

Comments on “autogynephilia”

Veale has attempted to refute Ray Blanchard and his controversial diagnosis of “autogynephilia” by applying Blanchard’s Core Autogynephilia Scale to people who are not trans women. This in effect reified the diagnosis itself, allowing “autogynephilia” activist Anne Lawrence to retort that “Transsexual groups in Veale et al. (2008) are ‘autogynephilic’ and ‘even more autogynephilic.'”


Veale JF, Clarke DE, Lomax TC (August 2008). Sexuality of male-to-female transsexuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 37 (4): 586–597. doi:10.1007/s10508-007-9306-9

Veale J, Clark DE, Lomax TC (2012). “Male-to-female transsexuals’ impressions of Blanchard’s autogynephilia theory”. International Journal of Transgenderism. 13 (3): 131–139. doi:10.1080/15532739.2011.669659.

Veale JF, Lomax T, Clarke D (2010). “Identity-Defense Model of Gender-Variant Development”. International Journal of Transgenderism. 12 (3): 125–138. doi:10.1080/15532739.2010.514217.

Veale JF. Evidence against a typology: a taxometric analysis of the sexuality of male-to-female transsexuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2014 Aug;43(6):1177-86. doi:10.1007/s10508-014-0275-5. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

Mental health disparities among Canadian transgender youth
JF Veale, RJ Watson, T Peter, EM Saewyc
Journal of Adolescent Health 60 (1), 44-49 265 2017

Being safe, being me: Results of the Canadian trans youth health survey
J Veale, EM Saewyc, H Frohard-Dourlent, S Dobson, B Clark

Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) 146 2015

Disordered eating behaviors among transgender youth: Probability profiles from risk and protective factors
RJ Watson, JF Veale, EM Saewyc
International journal of eating disorders 50 (5), 515-522 126 2017

Non-binary youth: Access to gender-affirming primary health care
BA Clark, JF Veale, M Townsend, H Frohard-Dourlent, E Saewyc
International Journal of Transgenderism 19 (2), 158-169 125 2018

Enacted stigma, mental health, and protective factors among transgender youth in Canada
JF Veale, T Peter, R Travers, EM Saewyc
Transgender Health 2 (1), 207-216 116 2017

Guidance and ethical considerations for undertaking transgender health research and institutional review boards adjudicating this research
N Adams, R Pearce, J Veale, A Radix, D Castro, A Sarkar, KC Thom
Transgender health 2 (1), 165-175 114 2017

Biological and psychosocial correlates of adult gender-variant identities: A review
JF Veale, DE Clarke, TC Lomax
Personality and individual differences 48 (4), 357-366 93 2010

Prevalence of transsexualism among New Zealand passport holders
JF Veale
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 42 (10), 887-889 93 2008

The case for the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health to address gender identity
F Pega, JF Veale
American journal of public health 105 (3), e58-e62


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