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Category: gender
Last updated 2015-05-12 05:18:30

The medical diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostics and Statistics Manual IV (DSM4) used to describe a person who experiences significant gender dysphoria (lack of identification with one's sex and/or gender assigned at birth). It is anticipated that the DSM5 (released in 2013) will replace this diagnosis with 'gender dysphoria'.

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Credit: geneq.berkeley.edu and psychologytoday.com