First Known Use of gender dysphoria
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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