Recent Examples of gender dysphoria from the Web
The controversial bill, which has been criticized by the LGBTQ community and advocacy groups, focuses on the rights a parent has, as the bill says, in knowing whether or not their child is experiencing gender dysphoria.
Leading medical organizations in the United States agree that gender-affirming care are the most effective treatment for gender dysphoria.
The parents opposed hormone treatment for the child’s gender dysphoria while the grandparents supported it.
And so the movement to assign a trans identity to children who exhibit gender dysphoria has some great benefits, in relieving acute psychic pressure, but also inevitably, has some drawbacks.
The American Psychiatric Association has also removed homosexuality from its own diagnosis database, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but still includes gender dysphoria.
Service members diagnosed with gender dysphoria since the previous administration’s policy took effect, but before the effective date of the new policy, may also continue to serve in their preferred gender.
The law, which goes into effect July 1, requires a diagnosis of gender dysphoria or a legal identification that matches the person's gender identity.
Researchers have also identified judges who take it upon themselves to decide whether a child has gender dysphoria, rather than relying on medical experts.
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medical Definition of gender dysphoria
- A significant incongruence between gender identity and physical phenotype is known as gender identity disorder; the experience of this state, termed gender dysphoria, is a source of chronic suffering.
- —Louis J. Gooren, The New England Journal of Medicine, 31 Mar. 2011
- Scientists have no conclusive explanation for what causes some people to feel dissonance between their gender identity and aspects of their anatomy. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association updated its manual, replacing the term “gender identity disorder,” with one that is less stigmatizing, “gender dysphoria.”
- —The New York Times, 4 May 2015
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