"Will be of great value to researchers, clinicians, lay people, and, perhaps most
importantly of all, to people who experience autogynephilic feelings and desires."
"Necessary reading for anyone interested in the field of gender dysphoria and
"Lawrence comes across in the book as open, ethical, kind, and genuinely caring
about the fate of transgender people."
"Lawrence has a prodigious capacity to be logical. Both clinicians and persons with
gender dysphoria can benefit from following her reasoning."
Men Trapped in Men's Bodies: Narratives of Autogynephilic Transsexualism is available for purchase in several formats (hardcover, softcover, electronic) at online retail outlets such as Amazon.com.
A web search on "men trapped in men's bodies PDF" or similar terms will also
yield sources for freely downloadable, albeit perhaps unofficial, PDF copies of the
book. An example can be found
"In this highly informative book, Lawrence analyzes theory and research on
autogynephilia and presents excerpts from a rich array of first-person narratives
collected from autogynephilic individuals. Through a combination of theoretical analysis,
research evidence, and gripping personal accounts, Lawrence greatly enriches the
reader's understanding of the sometimes perplexing phenomenon of
autogynephilia . . . . Lawrence consistently brings a clear
clinical eye and a sharp scientific mind to her account of autogynephilia. Her prose
is clear, crisp, precise, and facilitates understanding of a complex phenomenon.
In sum, Lawrence has written a book that will be of great value to researchers,
clinicians, lay people, and, perhaps most importantly of all, to people who experience
autogynephilic feelings and desires."
- Richard A. Lippa, PhD; Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1511-1514. (2015).
"Lawrence's book is a very important step forward in understanding why some men
wish to become women. This book is necessary reading for anyone interested in the
field of gender dysphoria and transgender experiences. Rather than reducing these
feelings in men to a sexual deviance, it enriches our understanding of these
transgender experiences. Clinicians and researchers alike will benefit. The book
will also be valuable to men who seek to resolve their gender dysphoria."
- Richard A. Carroll, PhD; Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40, 73-75. (2014).
"[Lawrence] meticulously describes the life experience of her subjects and expands
upon Blanchard's typology. She imagines the arguments of her critics and rebuts them
carefully and extensively. Lawrence is methodical, linear and logical, precise, and
exhaustive . . . . Lawrence also comes across in the book as open,
ethical, kind, and genuinely caring about the fate of transgender people."
- Margaret Nichols, PhD; Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40, 71-73. (2014).
"I admire the nifty title of this book. Lawrence . . . skillfully
exposes the fallacy of the culturally accepted trope, 'I am a woman trapped in a man's
body.' Both clinicians and persons with gender dysphoria can benefit from following her
reasoning. Lawrence has a prodigious capacity to be logical . . . .
Readers should be prepared for the power of Lawrence's logic – it may have
lasting positive consequences on their understanding of the inner world of many
- Stephen B. Levine, MD; Sex Roles, 70, 158-160. (2014).
"Researchers and educators will find Lawrence's book an extremely up-to-date,
thorough, and helpful source of information on
autogynephilia . . . . Clinicians will benefit from the narratives
in the book by using what autogynephilic transsexuals and nontranssexual autogynephiles
have to say about their experiences to help them understand and treat clients who
may be in similar circumstances . . . . Individuals who recognize
that they have autogynephilia, whether they are transsexual or nontranssexual, will
find this book enlightening."
- Kevin J. Hsu; Journal of Sex Research, 51, 234-236. (2014).
© 2017 by Anne A. Lawrence, M.D., Ph.D. All rights reserved.