What Are the Symptoms of Gender Dysphoria?

Q:
What are the symptoms of gender dysphoria?

A:
Symptoms of gender dysphoria vary in different age groups.

In children, symptoms include:

  • Insisting they are of the opposite sex
  • Preferring playing with children of the opposite sex
  • Preferring wearing clothes that are typical for the opposite sex
  • Believing that their genitals will change into the ones of the opposite sex

In teenagers and adults, symptoms include:

  • Strongly believing that their true gender is not in line with their body
  • Having a desire to hide their genitals and other physical signs
  • Feeling disgusted at their genitals and wanting to get rid of them

Key words: dysphoria; dysphoric

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