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Gender Dysphoria

Dr. Francis McGivern is providing therapeutic support for Gender Dysphoria.

Gender dysphoria occurs where a person feels that they are living within a body of the wrong sex. People may be more familiar with similar terms such as:

  • gender identity disorder
  • gender incongruence
  • transgenderism

A person with gender dysphoria may:

  • experience anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about the gender that they were assigned at birth;
  • believe that their gender identity is different from their anatomical sex (for example, a man with gender dysphoria will feel that he is more female than male even though he was born with the anatomy of a man).

Psychological support for gender dysphoria aims to help people make sense of and become content with their gender identity.