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What is gender dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria (GD) is characterized by experiencing a stark contrast between one’s gender identity and their gender assigned at birth. Experiences of gender incongruence and GD can develop as early as in the first 2-3 years of childhood. Individuals experiencing GD, early in development or later in life, discover that their body is incongruent with their gender identity and perception of self. A persistent desire for the physical characteristics and social roles of the other sex contributes to dysphoria.

Our research is not intended to be used for any current treatment decisions, nor is it to be used as diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria.

DirectorJamie Feusner

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