The sexgeneric identity


In recent decades, diverse sexual identity has challenged the prevailing binarism. The legal, medical and educational changes are so important that they force rethinking and reflecting on both the Society and the theoretical psychoanalytic conceptions.

The author makes clear the constant trickle that these new behaviours and approaches impregnate the individual and the social group in general, she makes a brief summary of the contributions of psychoanalysis about sex and gender and warns about the responsibility that the psychoanalyst must have both to broaden the listening and to help the patients – and society in general – to understand beyond the symptomatology.

psychosexuality, sexual identity, gender identity, transsexuality

[Automatic translation from Catalan]:

On the other hand, we can interpret the current increase in interest in sexgeneric identity as the expression of current social transformations and of the ecology towards individuals in this society. Nor is it easy to place ourselves in the changes that we are seeing because they bring as much momentum as speed and I think not as many thoughts and reflections as they should. The rise in casuistic is so important in recent decades that it is easy to succumb to the temptation to think if nothing else is being talked about. Like the “scrolling” of social revolution into identities transforming the boundaries of biology.

As psychoanalysts, we have an interest in understanding these changes, both socially and individually, despite not yet having a sufficiently broad experience in these cases in our psychoanalysis and psychotherapy consultations.

Giovanna Ambrosio (2009) says that there is medical assistance and public hospital departments […]

Marta Areny
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