third gender en Transgender news: Scientist finds people who can “switch” between genitals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Further research on “phantom genitals” may call for a new category of transgenderism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Iva Roze Skoch </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Human sexuality, it appears, has never been more complex.</p> <p> Not to mention elusive.</p> <p> A scientist has studied a group of men and women who report that their sexual identity can switch involuntarily to that of the opposite sex and back again, <a href="">Scientific American reports</a>.</p> <p> For some people, the switch can occur several times a day.</p> <p> Most of them however, report the frequency is more like once a week.</p> <p> The &ldquo;switch&rdquo; is accompanied by the sensation of phantom breasts or genitalia of the non-biological sex.</p> <p> The study,&nbsp; <a href="">Medical Hypotheses, &ldquo;Alternating gender incongruity: A new neuropsychiatric syndrome providing insight into the dynamic plasticity of brain-sex</a>,&rdquo; was published by Laura Case, a graduate student of renowned neuroscientist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran.</p> <p> It is based on research with 32 respondents (11 anatomically female) from an online bigender forum that hosts about 600 members.</p> <p> Scientific American listed the following fascinating quotes from research subjects:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> phantom genitals third gender Offbeat Science United States Wanderlust Wed, 02 May 2012 17:58:21 +0000 Iva Roze Skoch 5701438 at On Location Video: Transvestites are more than 'bienvenidos' in a Mexican town <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(250, 250, 250); ">Indigenous Zapotec culture accepts Muxes, gay and often crossdressing men who help support their families financially.</span></p> LGBT On Location third gender Culture & Lifestyle Mexico Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:00:04 +0000 Deborah Bonello 5715999 at