gender identity disorder

noun

Definition of gender identity disorder

1978

First Known Use of gender identity disorder

1978


Medical Dictionary

gender identity disorder

noun

Medical Definition of gender identity disorder

  1. :  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 Goleman, The New York Times, 22 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. Gooren, The New England Journal of Medicine, 31 Mar. 2011


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