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Introduction
Gender dysphoria is a condition in which a person feels that there is a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity.
Defining gender dysphoria
Gender dysphoria is a condition in which a person feels there is a mis-match between their biological sex and their gender identity.
Symptoms of gender dysphoria
There are no physical symptoms of gender dysphoria, but there are a range of feelings that people with the condition may experience, and behaviours that they may display.
Causes of gender dysphoria
The causes of gender dysphoria are not fully understood. Gender dysphoria was traditionally thought to be a psychiatric condition, which meant that its causes were believed to originate in the mind. This does not mean that gender dysphoria is a mental illness.
Diagnosing gender dysphoria
See your GP if you think that you or your child may have gender dysphoria. They can refer you or your child to a Gender Dysphoria (GD) clinic.
Treating gender dysphoria
Treatment for gender dysphoria aims to help people with the condition live the way they want to in their preferred gender identity.
Policy guidelines for gender dysphoria
Gender Recognition Act 2004Under the Gender Recognition Act of 2004, trans men and women can: apply for and obtain a Gender Recognition Certificate to
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