medical Definition of gender identity disorder
- 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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