Pushing further the analyses of Please Select Your Gender: From the Invention of Hysteria to the Democratizing of Transgenderism, the author projects a new light on transgender manifestations. Drawing on her clinical experience as a psychoanalyst working with gender-variant analysands, she argues that those compelled to change gender often do it because they are facing the most crucial issues of life and death. What is at stake is less gender fluidity than a way of being. Challenging the pathologization of transgenderism historically enforced by psychoanalysis, the author makes use of Lacan's notion of the sinthome to propose an embodied ethics of desire capable of fundamentally rethinking sexuality by taking seriously the issue of mortality inscribed in sexuality.

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