View research View latest news Sign up for updates. In , psychology professor and sex researcher J. They believed the book to be typical of much of the biomedical literature on transsexuality—oppressive in both tone and claims, insulting to their senses of self, and damaging to their public identities. Some saw the book as especially dangerous because it claimed to be based on rigorous science, was published by an imprint of the National Academy of Sciences, and argued that MTF sex changes are motivated primarily by erotic interests and not by the problem of having the gender identity common to one sex in the body of the other.
PDF version. Bahasa Malaysia. Lynn Conway is a famed pioneer of microelectronics chip design. Many high-tech companies and computing methods have foundations in her work. Carver Mead of Caltech. Much of the modern silicon chip design revolution is based on her work.
Lynn Ann Conway born January 2,   is an American computer scientist , electrical engineer , inventor , and transgender activist. She worked at IBM in the s and is credited with the invention of generalized dynamic instruction handling, a key advance used in out-of-order execution , used by most modern computer processors to improve performance. Conway grew up in White Plains, New York. Conway was shy and experienced gender dysphoria as a child. Conway entered MIT in , earning high grades but ultimately leaving in despair after an attempted gender transition in —58 failed due to the medical climate at the time. After working as an electronics technician for several years, Conway resumed education at Columbia University 's School of Engineering and Applied Science, earning B. After learning of the pioneering research of Harry Benjamin in treating transsexual women  and realising that genital affirmation surgery was now possible, Conway sought his help and became his patient. After suffering from severe depression from gender dysphoria , Conway contacted Benjamin, who agreed to provide counseling and prescribe hormones. Under Benjamin's care, Conway began her medical gender transition.
Lynn Conway. Computer Scientist. Electrical Engineer. Systems Architect. Research Leader. Engineering Educator. Bahasa Malay. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Member, National Academy of Engineering.