gender identity disorder

noun

Definition of gender identity disorder

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1978

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gender identity disorder

noun

medical Definition of gender identity disorder

: gender dysphoria
  • The main symptoms of gender identity disorder include not just a strong wish to be the opposite sex and unhappiness about one's actual sex, but also distress about this predicament that is so severe it interferes with the child's functioning.
  • —Daniel GolemanThe New York Times22 Mar. 1994
  • Manifestations of gender identity disorder range from simply living as a member of the opposite sex to partial or maximal physical adaptation through hormonal and surgical treatment.
  • —Louis J. GoorenThe New England Journal of Medicine31 Mar. 2011

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