Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide

Gender Dysphoria

Alexis S. Hammond, M.D., Ph.D., Fred S. Berlin, M.D., Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Discomfort or distress that is caused by a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and that person’s sex assigned at birth (and the associated gender role and/or primary and secondary sex characteristics)

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Last updated: October 31, 2014