Listed here are some of the more prominent texts in the field, most of which are non-clinical in nature. Most of these also point to additional texts and resources.


General Transgender Theory & Experience

Mock, Janet (2014). Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. New York: Atria.

Girschick, Lori B. (2008). Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of New England.

Serano, Julia (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Emeryville: Seal Press.

Valentine, David (2007). Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category. Durham: Duke University Press.

Stryker, Susan & Aren Aizura, eds. (2013). The Transgender Studies Reader 2. New York: Routledge.

Stryker, Susan & Stephen Whittle (2006). The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge.

Valerio, Max Wolf (2006). The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male. Emeryville: Seal Press.

Green, Jamison (2004). Becoming a Visible Man. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Wilchins, Riki (2004). Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

Rose, Donna (2003). Wrapped in Blue: A Journey of Discovery – a memoir. Round Rock: Living Legacy Press.

Namaste, Vivian K. (2000). Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Cromwell, Jason (1999). Transmen & FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders & Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Prosser, Jay (1998). Second Skins: the body narratives of transsexuality. New York: Columbia University Press.

Bornstein, Kate (1994). Gender Outlaw: On men, women and the rest of us. New York: Routledge.


Transgender History

Stryker, Susan (2017). Transgender History, second edition: The Roots of Today’s Revolution. Berkeley: Seal Press.

Stryker, Susan (2008). Transgender History. Berkeley: Seal Press.

Meyerowitz, Joanne (2002). How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Feinberg, Leslie (1996). Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul. Boston: Beacon Press.


Transgender Law & Policy Texts

Levi, Jennifer L., & Monnin-Browder, Elizabeth E. (Eds.) (2012). Transgender Family Law: A Guide to Effective Advocacy. Bloomington: Authorhouse.

Bender-Baird, Kyla (2011). Transgender Employment Experiences: Gendered Perceptions and the Law. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Weiss, Jillian T. (2007). Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues, and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals. North Charleston: Booksurge Publishing.

Currah, Paisley, Juang, Richard. M., and Minter, Shannon P. (Eds.) (2006). Transgender Rights. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.


Health, Medical, and Psychology Texts

Witten, Tarynn M., and Eyler, A. Evan (2012). Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Aging: Challenges in Research, Practice & Policy. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Ehrensaft, Diane (2011). Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. New York: The Experiment Publishing.

Ettner, Randi, Monstrey, Stan, & Eyler, A. Evan (Eds.) (2007). Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery. New York: The Haworth Press.  Second Edition (2016), Ettner, Monstrey, & Coleman, Eli (Eds.)

Lev, Arlene Istar (2004). Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and their Families. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press.


Children and Adolescent (for Adults, by non-clinical authors)

Brill, Stephanie and Pepper, Rachel (2008). The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals. San Francisco: Cleis Press.

Beam, Chris (2007). Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. Orlando: Harcourt, Inc.


Children and Adolescent (for Youth, by non-clinical authors)

Rainess, Seth Jamison (2015). Real Talk For Teens: Jump-Start Guide to Gender Transitioning and Beyond. Transgress Press.



Greenberg, Julie (2012). Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. New York: NYU Press.

Karkazis, Katrina (2008). Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience. Durham, Duke University Press.

Preves, Sharon E. (2003). Intersex and Identity: The Contested Self. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Dreger, Alice Domurat (1998). Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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