Accidental Death Due to Autoerotic Asphyxia Coupled With Fetishistic Transvestism

Mahesh Chand Meena, Saloni Chadha

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Abstract

Fetishistic transvestism is a disorder of sexual perversion associated with fantasies and sexual urges to dress in opposite gender clothing as a means of arousal and adjunct to masturbation and coitus. However, transvestism has been described in schizophrenia and psychosis and fetishism in the course of simple schizophrenia. Our reported case is a 26 year-old male found hanging in transvestite attire wearing blouse and petticoat. There was no psychiatric background and no known previous suicidal behavior of the deceased. The manner of death was finally considered to be an accident. The cause of the death was accidental hanging provoked by fatal autoerotic asphyxia.

Keywords

Fetishism, Psychosis, Transvestism, Autoerotic asphyxia

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