Sexology has been one of the key ways transgender people have been oppressed and exploited in academia.

Early sexologists believed transgender people had a psychosexual pathology (a sex disease). They also categorized trans people based on their sexual interests and behaviors. This led to many bad ideas about the nature of being transgender, including

Psychosexual inversion

Penis envy

Sexual deviance


Erotic target location error

Gender identity disorder

Gender identity disorder in children

Ego-dystonic homosexuality

Plethysmography misuse

fMRI misuse

See also

Boing Boing (