Does Gender Dysphoria Exist?

1394 WordsDec 15, 20156 Pages
Does Gender Dysphoria Exist? In this day and age, psychologists as well as the media have been giving Gender Identity Disorder or now known as Gender Dysphoria by DSM-V, a lot of publication. Whether the media stating it does not exist and psychologist stating it indeed does exist. As defined U.S. National Library of Medicine in medical terms, “Gender Dysphoria is a condition in which there is a conflict between a person 's physical gender and the gender he or she identifies with.” Other names for Gender Dysphoria are transgenderism or transexualism. Gender Dysphoria does indeed exist in this world because those whom are diagnosed are Transgender whom struggle on a day-to-day basis. That is, not being accepted by family and friends, denial of employment, and medical advancement for treatment with going through Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). Being Transgender in 21st century one would assume that those whom identify being Gender Dysphoria would be accepted by their family. A survey done in February 2011 by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) state, “Fifty-eight percent had lost a friendship as a result their gender identity/expression.” Also, “Fifty-seven percent experience some form of family rejection.” That alone is a high number of individuals not including giving the statistics of those whom are completely rejected from their family whom end up homeless. More and
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