2010 Photo Contest, Portraits, 3rd prize

Willeke Duijvekam


26 February, 2007

Eva is a teenager with Gender Identity Disorder (GID), receiving treatment which may in time lead to sex-reassignment surgery. Born a boy (and called Koos), Eva always behaved like a girl and felt an intense desire to be one. At the age of 13, Koos saw a TV documentary about GID and realized what was amiss. Together with his mother, Koos visited the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam, which has a GID team for children. Here, after extensive psychological testing, cross-sex hormonal treatment may be offered after the age of 16, and sex-reassignment surgery after 18.

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Willeke Duijvekam

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