Gender Dysphori Gender Identity Disorder Essay

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Gender Dysphoria
Gender Identity Disorder has been changed in the DSM-5 to Gender Dysphoria. Gender Dysphoria is the condition of feeling one 's emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one 's biological sex. It is common for individuals with this disorder to desire to live as and or become the opposite gender.Today, for a person to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria they must express a strong sense of gender conflict in which the individual feels very uncomfortable with their biological gender that last for at least six months. For children, among symptoms verbal declaration must be present for gender dysphoria to be considered.

Epidemiology
In children, gender dysphoria is 2-4.5 times more common among biological boys than among biological girls. In adolescents, the male-to-female ratio is closer to parity. In adults, the male-to-female ratio is generally weighted toward biological males, ranging from 1:1 to 6.1:1; however, it tends toward biological females in both Japan (1:2.2) and Poland (1:3.4).

Symptoms of Gender Dysphoria
• Continuous statement of the desire to be and, or belief that he or she is the other sex
• Strong liking for playmates/ friends of the other sex
• A strong desire for the sex characteristics (penis or, vagina) of the other gender
• Strong desire to participate in stereotypical activities of the opposite sex
• Preference for cross-dressing or put on female attire (for males); insistence on wearing only Masculine…

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