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gender dysphoria (usually uncountable, plural gender dysphorias)

  1. A profound and persistent unhappiness related to one's physical sex.
    Synonym: gender identity disorder
    • 2014, Nancy J. Mezey, LGBT Families, SAGE Publications (→ISBN)
      In the latest version of the DSM (the DSM-5) released in May 2013, the association changed the name from GID to “gender dysphoria.” According to the American Psychiatric Association, they changed the name “to better characterize the experiences of affected children, adolescents, and adults” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). This change is more than semantics, as the American Psychiatric Association (2013) explained in their fact sheet on gender dysphoria: DSM not only []


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