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. People with gender dysphoria feel strongly that their body does not match their true gender, which can cause severe distress, anxiety and depression. Many health plans still deny coverage to transgender people by using exclusions such as “services related to sex change” or “sex reassignment surgery”.
To be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a person has to have symptoms that last for at least six months. People with gender dysphoria have higher rates of mental health conditions, so therapy is part of any treatment for this condition. Outside of therapy, many people try to take steps to make their outward appearance match their gender identity. Some of these treatments include puberty blockers, hormone treatment or surgery.
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Facts & Figures - Gender Dysphoria
Once diagnosed with gender dysphoria, treatment is very important. The goal is not to change how a person feels about his or her gender, but to deal with the distress that may come with those feelings. The feeling of discomfort with being in a body you don’t identify with can be extremely debilitating. In some cases, it can be so intense that it interferes with way you function in normal life, including at school, work or social activities.
Fact: Some estimates state 71% of people with gender dysphoria will have some other mental health diagnosis in their lifetime, including: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and suicide attempts.
Fact: As much as 1 percent of the population surveyed as gender variant to a degree.
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