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GENDER TEST


Below is a cross-gender questionnaire. All of these tests make assumptions about male-female stereotypes which may have been true ten years ago, but have been undergoing some cultural modification, so IFAS warns against accepting the results without caution, especially where recommendations are made for gender dysphoric counselling. You may be quite happy situated in an androgynous zone. [This test is intended for M2F (male-to-female) transgendered people and hence may yield inappropriate results to F2M (female-to-male) TG people and/or androgynes of either sex who take it.]


For measuring both
Cross-Gender Identity and Transsexual Transition Progress (Experimental version 2.0)
Richard F. Doctor, Ph.D. and James S. Fleming, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge

Please respond to each item by showing whether it is MORE TRUE or MORE FALSE.
Please mark in the TRUE (T) or FALSE (F) box.
Please respond to all items.

Note that the input boxes are not connected to an interactive form but are here for your own convenience in computing your score without having to print out this web page.

T F 1. When I wear womens' clothing I do not consider it "cross dressing" because my true gender is feminine (or mostly feminine).
T F 2. I have an alternative "fantasy cross dressing wardrobe" which is too sexy to wear in public.
T F 3. I have adopted a feminine name which is now my legal name.
T F 4. If I am wearing a sexy dress I sometimes feel more attracted to men.
T F 5. I believe I am a "woman in a man's body."
T F 6. Sometimes I have acquired more sets of fancy underwear or other sexy clothing than I need.
T F 7. I have a driver's license or other valid identification showing my female picture and name.
T F 8. 1 eat in restaurants in my feminine role several times a year.
T F 9. In my feminine role, I usually feel like I am a woman.
T F 10. Sometimes I get a sexual thrill when I see my feminine image in a mirror.
T F 11. While in the feminine role, men I did not know have bought me refreshments or drinks.
T F 12. I have lived entirely (or almost entirely) as a woman for more than six consecutive months.
T F 13. I prefer to think of my feminine name as my real name.
T F 14. While in the feminine role, I have been escorted to a restaurant by a man as his date.
T F 15. When I feel tense, wearing something feminine will usually make me feel a little more calm.
T F 16. I have lived entirely (or almost entirely) as a woman for one year or longer.
T F 17. I can experience feelings of being female at any time no matter how I am dressed.
T F 18. Buying and using beautiful makeup will often make me feel sexually excited.
T F 19. I have received 10 or more hours of electrolysis.
T F 20. I have received 50 or more hours of electrolysis.
T F 21. While in the feminine role, I have been escorted to some kind of entertainment event by a man on a date.
T F 22. Even when not in the feminine role I reveal some feminine mannerisms (or I used to).
T F 23. Putting on lipstick or perfume open makes me feel erotic or sexy.
T F 24. I can enjoy being a woman, but at other times I enjoy functioning like a man.
T F 25. 1 often prefer sexy hosiery and high heels to the more ordinary style many women wear.
T F 26. Being in the feminine role is almost always a sexually arousing experience for me.
T F 27. While in the feminine role, I have danced with a man.
T F 28. Wearing beautiful lingerie usually gives me some sexual excitement.
T F 29. When in my feminine role I feel I am expressing my "true self," not putting on an act.
T F 30. I have talked to a physician about obtaining female hormones (whether you did obtain them or not).
T F 31. While in the feminine role, I have been passionately kissed on the lips by a man.
T F 32. If it were possible, I'd choose to live my life as a woman (or I now do so).
T F 33. Some specific articles of clothing usually have an especially powerful effect on my sexual arousal.
T F 34. I have taken female hormones regularly for three months or longer.
T F 35. While in the feminine role, I have had a physical encounter with a man that went beyond kissing.
T F 36. If I must put aside my feminine role for even a short time, it is very hard for me to do so.
T F 37. Wearing beautiful clothes and makeup often brings me greater sexual pleasure than other sexual activities.
T F 38. Often I become sexually excited just thinking about being a woman.
T F 39. I have taken female hormones regularly for six months or longer.
T F 40. As a man, I am exclusively attracted to women.
T F 41. 1 almost always wear one or more items of feminine apparel under my male clothes.
T F 42. 1 often become sexually excited when I shop for womens' clothing, shoes, or makeup.
T F 43. I have taken female hormones regularly for one year or longer.
T F 44. As a man, I am attracted to both women and men (not necessarily equally).
T F 45. I daydream or think about being a woman at least once a day.
T F 46. Often I become sexually excited when I read about men who become women.
T F 47. I have discussed with a physician possible (or actual) cosmetic surgery to improve my feminine appearance.
T F 48. In the feminine role, I am exclusively attracted to women.
T F 49. I daydream or think about being a woman at least 10 times each day.
T F 50. Being in the feminine role is a super-pleasure for me.
T F 51. I have received a small amount (or more) of cosmetic surgery to improve my feminine appearance.
T F 52. When in the feminine role, I am attracted to both men and women (not necessarily equally).
T F 53. After several hours (or days) in the feminine role I'm usually ready to change back into mens' clothes.
T F 54. Being in the feminine role often produces strong feelings of exhilaration.
T F 55. On one (or more) occasions, while in the feminine role I have had a sexual encounter with a man.

all answer checkboxes

(scoring is at end of page)


DO NOT READ BELOW THIS LINE UNTIL AFTER TESTING
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Scoring procedure:

Obtain a total score for each scale by adding the items answered yes and the items answered no.

IDENT:
Cross-Gender Identity yes items: 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 22, 29, 32, 36, 41, 45, 49.
No items: 24, 53.

FEMIN:
Cross-Gender Feminization yes items: 3, 7, 8, 12, 16, 19, 20, 30, 34, 39, 43, 51.

A Clarification of the Above:

You must answer all questions True or False, but 29 of them are distractors, that is, they don't have any bearing on the measurement of your cross gender identity or transition. Specifically, numbers 2, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 23, 25-28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46-48, 50, 52, 54, and 55 are neutral, and your responses to them don't affect your score.

MEASUREMENT OF CROSS-GENDER IDENTITY:

If you have answered True to 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 22, 29, 32, 36, 41, 45, and 49, and False to 24 and 53, you've scored a perfect score of 14 out of 14 on an M2F Cross-Gender Identity scale. A score of 7 out of 14 of these numbers would not be so strong.
Total of relevant Yes (True) responses:
Total of relevant No (False) responses:
Cross-Gender Identity scoring input boxes
MEASUREMENT OF CROSS-GENDER FEMINIZATION:

Cross-Gender Feminization does not indicate M2F identity so strongly but is more indicative of transvestitism or cross-dressing tendencies, so the highest possible score on that is 12 out of 12 if you answered True to 3, 7, 8, 12, 16, 19, 20, 30, 34, 39, 43, and 51.
Total of relevant Yes (True) responses:
Cross-Gender Feminization scoring input box

NOTE: A transitioning test, called the COGIATI (Combined Gender Identity and Transsexuality Inventory), for the uncertain pretransitional Male-to-Female gender dysphoric, is available at http://www.transsexual.org.


How to Contact Us:
The International Foundation for Androgynous Studies (Inc)
P.O. Box 1066,
Nedlands, Western Australia 6909

fhaynes@ecel.uwa.edu.au, t.mckenna@cowan.edu.au


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Checkboxes and scoring clarification first added to the test on this page 12/27/01 by Stephe Feldman.
Last update: 12/15/04.