Characteristics Of Gender Dysphonia

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Both teens and adults have the same criteria and amount that needs manifested. For these ages’ groups, there must be 2 of the 6 manifested to be considered gender dysphoric. A person may experience/expressed disagreement with their biological sex and their assigned gender. A strong desire to rid or remove their primary and/or secondary sex characteristics to be the opposite sex. A strong desire to want the sex characteristics of the other gender. The person may desire to be the opposite sex. Also possibly be treated as the opposite would be treated in a similar situation. Finally they might say they have the same feelings and reactions as the opposite gender. Just as children, the teen or adult must be clinically distressed or impaired social, …show more content…
Over 50% of males and 30% of females who would qualify for Gender Identity Disorder (GID) according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) IV as a child are really gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Hein and Berger (2012) makes the argument of who gets to determine the criteria for gender dysphonia? Should it be therapists, doctors, parents, the child, the community, or society as a whole? What can we determine as “not typical” for each …show more content…
However, that is not true for children and adolescence. A person cannot have sex reassignment surgery before the age of 18 years (Meyenburg, 1999). This means therapists and social workers have to find another treatment plan of clients under the age 18, even if it means they will have sex reassignment surgery after such age. For a child or teen to have gender dysphoria, it is very rare. There are centers that are trained in working with clients. However, they are generally located in larger cities, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Baltimore (Meyenburg,

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