Medicine: Psychiatry at Work

When 15-year-old Jim was arrested on a Seattle street two years ago for indecent exposure, police discovered that he was wearing a stolen brassière, slip and woman's panties under his own clothes. Since he had been arrested for a similar offense nine months before, Jim was examined by psychiatrists. Their conclusion: the tall, husky boy, although physically normal, was a transvestite* who was losing not only his sexual identity but his self-control, and should be put away as "potentially dangerous." Jim faced a black future. As with other sex deviates, confinement might intensify...

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