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Voice change in transsexuals

Venereology
Volume 10 Issue 3 (1997)

Abstract: Because the voice characteristics of transsexuals are frequently incongruent with their desired gender role, particularly for male-to- female transsexuals, voice training is integral to the gender reassignment process. This paper reviews the available research evidence on voice differences between males and females, voice training procedures for transsexuals, laryngeal surgery for voice change, and the efficacy of both voice training and laryngeal surgery. Training in other aspects of communication including speech sound articulation, vocabulary, and communication topic and style is also discussed. This review is concerned mainly with voice change for male-to-female transsexuals, but the need for change in communication behaviour for female-to-male transsexuals is briefly outlined. (author abstract)

To cite this article: Oates, J and Dacakis, G. Voice change in transsexuals [online]. Venereology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1997: 178-87. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=560095150854389;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1032-1012. [cited 28 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Oates, J; Dacakis, G; Source: Venereology, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1997: 178-87 Document Type: Journal Article, Literature Review ISSN: 1032-1012 Subject: Voice culture; Voice; Speech; Affiliation: (1) School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic 3083
(2) School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic 3083

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