Hockley Medical Practice

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Gender Dysphoria

  • experience distress, anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about their biological sex not fully matching their gender identity (the gender they see themselves as) 
  • have, and may act on, a gender identity which is different from their anatomical sex. For example, someone born with female sex characteristics deciding to live permanently as a man

Gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition, for which treatment is sometimes appropriate. It’s not a mental illness.