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addaword.gifdefinition of gender dysphoria

noun
a condition in which someone believes that he or she was born with the wrong gender and would prefer to be the other gender; formerly referred to as 'gender identity disorder'
We studied 77 children who had been referred in childhood to our clinic because of gender dysphoria (59 boys, 18 girls; mean age 8.4 years, age range 5-12 years).
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/12/2012 09:19:00
Definition of gender dysphoria from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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