- Richard Green (sexologist)
Richard Green (born
6 June 1936) is an American sexologist, psychiatrist, lawyer, and authorspecializing in homosexualityand transsexualism, specifically gender identity disorder in children.
Education and career
Green was born in
Brooklyn, New York. Peacock S, Editor (1997). "Contemporary Authors". Vol. 159, p. 157. Gale, ISBN 0787618624] He earned his A.B. from Syracuse Universityin 1957, his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicinein 1961, and his J.D. from Yale Law Schoolin 1987.
Beginning in the 1960s, Green and
John Moneycollaborated on publications about transsexualism and case management for boys displaying effeminacy.Effeminacy in prepubertal boys; Summary of eleven cases and recommendations for case management. "Pediatrics" Vol. 27 No. 2 February 1961, pp. 286-291]
Green was founding editor of "
Archives of Sexual Behavior" in 1971 and founding president of the International Academy of Sex Researchin 1973.Green R (1985). The International Academy of Sex Research: In the beginning. " Archives of Sexual Behavior" 14: 293-302.] In 1979 Green was a founding committee member of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Associationand served as president from 1997-1999. He previously directed the human sexualityprogram at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.Brody, Jane E. (January 26, 1982). [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9E05E0D81E38F935A15752C0A964948260 Psychiatrists on honosexuality: Vigorous discord voiced at meeting] . " New York Times"]
Green has been Professor of Psychiatry at the
University of California, Los Angeles. He was co-counsel for Elke Sommerin her libelsuit against Zsa Zsa Gabor.Pool, Bob (December 9, 1993). $3.3-Million Libel Award in Sommer-Gabor Feud. " Los Angeles Times"]
He served on the
American Psychiatric Association DSM-IVSubcommittee on Gender Identity Disorders.Bradley SJ, Blanchard R, Coates SW, Green R, Levine SB, Meyer-Bahlburg HFL, Pauly IB, Zucker KJ (1991). Interim report of the DSM-IV Subcommittee on Gender Identity Disorders. " Archives of Sexual Behavior" Volume 20, Number 4 / August, 1991] Green turned over the editorship of "Archives of Sexual Behavior" in 2002 to Kenneth Zucker.Green R (2001). A 30 years' thank you. " Archives of Sexual Behavior" 30: 633-637.] In 2006 he was awarded the Magnus Hirschfeld Medalfor Sexual Research.
Green is research director and consultant psychiatrist at the Gender Identity Clinic at
Charing Cross Hospitalin London. Senior Research Fellow and Member of Darwin College, Cambridge. His life partner Melissa Hines is a professor of psychology and director of the Behavioural Neuroendocrinology Research Unit at the City University of London.
*Green R (1969). "Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment". The Johns Hopkins University Press (November 1, 1969) ISBN 0-8018-1038-8.
*Green R (1974). "Sexual identity conflict in children and adults". Basic Books (1974). ISBN 0-465-07726-9.
*Green R (1979). "Human Sexuality: A Health Practitioner's Text". Williams & Wilkins; 2nd edition (June, 1979) ISBN 0-683-03764-1.
*Green R (1987). "The "Sissy Boy Syndrome" and the Development of Homosexuality". Yale Univ Pr (February, 1987) ISBN 0-300-03696-5.
*West DJ, Green R (eds.) (1997). "Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality : A Multi-Nation Comparison". Springer; 1 edition (October 31, 1997) ISBN 0-306-45532-3.
*Green R (1992). "Sexual Science and the Law". Harvard University Press (November, 1992). ISBN 0-674-80268-3.
* [http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/identities/profiles/r_green.pdf Richard Green profile]
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