Recent Examples of gender dysphoria from the Web
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.
In August, Trump directed the Pentagon to reverse an Obama-era policy that had allowed transgender people, or those with gender dysphoria, to serve.
Transgender people who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria or have a history of the condition would be banned, with some exceptions.
These expectations are at least partially at fault for keeping trans women from coming out or transitioning, thereby allowing gender dysphoria to run rampant in an effort simply to fit in.
In a report accompanying the new directive on Friday, the Pentagon said that 8,980 service members who identified as transgender were currently serving, and that 937 of those people had been given a diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
Trump said in the statement late Friday that the new policy would bar those with gender dysphoria.
Those service members are allowed to serve in their preferred gender and receive medical treatment for gender dysphoria.
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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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