Stoller (1973) seems to corroborate Janet's experiences in his clinical picture of a transsexual where he describes the adult transsexual male
as having feminine tendencies as early as childhood, in some cases as early as a year, and all without a phase of masculinity.
at 156 ("The distinction between lesbian and transsexual is undoubtedly an important one to sketch out, but there is always the danger that the effort to mark the territory of transsexual male
subjectivity may fall into homophobic assertions about lesbians and sexist formulations of women in general.').
The hospital agreed in August to perform the sex change operation on the transsexual male
patient, acting on the recommendation of Shigetoshi Kuroda, a professor of neuropsychiatry at Okayama University.
Even in the case of the transsexual male
participants who had experienced the lack of power in their lives as women, there was often some expression of surprise at how pervasive this attitude is among both men and women.