What is Gender Dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is a condition where an individual experiences distress or discomfort as a result of a mismatch between their gender identity and their assigned sex at birth. This mismatch can manifest as a feeling that one’s body or gender expression does not match their true gender identity, which may be male, female, or another gender entirely. Gender dysphoria is not a mental illness, but it can lead to significant psychological distress and can interfere with daily functioning. Treatment for gender dysphoria may include social, medical, and/or psychological interventions, such as hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgery, counseling, and support from family and friends.

Shervan K Shahhian

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