Gender Identity and the Military - Transgender, Transsexual, and Intersex Identified Individuals in the U.S. Armed Forces

May 1, 2007
Tarynn M. Witten
Palm Center Whitepaper

Dr. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA is the Executive Director and Senior Fellow at the TranScience Research Institute in Richmond, Virginia.

This study reviews earlier research concluding that transsexuals can be a risk to military effectiveness, in part because their transformations entail higher-than-average anxiety and depression. Click here for a pdf version.

Dr. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA is the Executive Director and Senior Fellow at the TranScience Research Institute in Richmond, Virginia.
This study reviews earlier research concluding that transsexuals can be a risk to military effectiveness, in part because their transformations entail higher-than-average anxiety and depression. Click here for a pdf version.