gender dysphoria

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gender dysphoria

n.
A persistent unease with having the physical characteristics of one's gender, accompanied by strong identification with the opposite gender and a desire to live as or to become a member of the opposite gender.

gender dysphoria

n
(Psychiatry) a condition in which a person feels uncertainty or anxiety about his or her birth gender
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Obviously then, some number of gender dysphoric children who would naturally come to peacefully accept their true sex are prevented from doing so by gender-affirming policies like those mandated by the Fourth Circuit.
The treatment of preadolescents who present with gender questions is often complicated by the absence of evidence-based data on who is most likely to remain gender dysphoric into adulthood and who is not, an expert said at the annual meeting of the American College of Psychiatrists.
Mentee of Eleanor Roosevelt, mixed-race middle-class Southerner of the Jim Crow era, gender dysphoric, poet, lawyer, professor, Episcopal priest, and civil rights activist, Pauli Murray lived an epic life and laid claim to many identities.
Throughout, he emphasizes the complexity of gender diversity, the many as-yet-unanswered questions about cause, and the importance of recognizing that people do not choose to be gender dysphoric.
McHugh explains that some MUSS men he and his colleagues studied over the years weren't gender dysphoric but rather had "autogynephilia," which is when a man derives sexual excitement from dressing as a woman.
23) It is now alleged that discrimination, violence, psychopathology, and suicide are the direct and inevitable consequences of withholding social affirmation of a child's gender discordance and allowing a gender dysphoric child to pass through puberty in accordance with his biological sex.
Specific types of pathology are then covered, including the anxiety and OCD spectrum, trauma, somatic and dissociative disorders, mood, eating, and circadian rhythm disorders, with particular attention to the issue of suicide, stress and health psychology, sexual, paraphilic, and gender dysphoric diagnoses, addictive and impulse control disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, and organic neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive problems.
Virtually all transmen were raised as girls, even if they and their caregivers considered them boyish or gender dysphoric.
Harry Benjamin (1885-1986) was a German sexologist and gerontologist who began treating transsexual clients with HRT before gender identity disorder was recognized by mental health professionals when gender dysphoric individuals were mainly diagnosed with schizophrenia (Benjamin, 1977).
These are: focus on pathology on nonconformity to assigned birth sex in disregard to the definition of mental disorder, issue of clarity on gender dysphoria, issues related to gender-conversion therapies, the misleading title of \'gender identity disorder,\' maligning terminologies, false positive diagnosis of those who are no longer gender dysphoric, its placement in the class of sexual disorders etc.
The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual defines transgender people as living with a mental condition known as gender dysphoric, or gender identity, disorder.
TransAustralia (2009) explains that people do not choose to be gender dysphoric, they are born with it.
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