Olyslager discovered Lynn Conway’s web site and was directed to the Ghent University hospital, where as Femke she was able to transition.
Femke worked with Lynn Conway on a report on the prevalence of transsexuality that argues rigourously that the 1 in 30,000 occurrence for trans women so frequently cited cannot possibly be correct, and that the real world occurrence is probably 1-2 per 1,000.
Femke died at the age of 43 from a long-standing illness.
Olyslager has authored over 150 publications in electrical engineering.
- Frank Olyslager. Electromagnetic Waveguides and Transmission Lines. Oxford Engineering Science Series, 51. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999.
- Frank Olyslager and Ismo V. Lindell. Electromagnetics and Exotic Media: A Quest for the Holy Grail. Electromagnetics Laboratory report series, 322. Espoo: Helsinki University of Technology, 2000.
- Frank Olyslager and Ismo V. Lindell. Closed Form Solutions of Maxwell's Equations in the Computer Age. Electromagnetics Laboratory report series, 407. Espoo: Helsinki University of Technology, 2003.
- Femke Olyslager and Lynn Conway. “On the Calculation of the Prevalence of Transsexualism”. WPATH 20th International Symposium. Chicago. September 5-8, 2007. http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/Prevalence/Reports/Prevalence%20of%20Transsexualism.pdf.
- “Femke’s Story”. TS Women’s Successes. http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TSsuccesses/Femke/Femke.html.
- “Femke Olyslager”. Leona’s Blog. http://leonalo.wordpress.com/category/femke-olyslager.
It is rather shabby that Microsoft Academic, Worldcat and Google Scholar return significantly different lists for Olyslager's life work depending on whether one puts her boy name or her real name. Do these databases do as poorly when an academic changes her name for marriage or religious reasons?