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Gender Assignment Dysphoria in the DSM-5

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  1. Note that the Subworkgroup’s proposed attribution of a new assigned gender to individuals who had “successfully transitioned” does not depend on such a transition being successful in the usual sense, given that such a new assigned gender would also be attributed to persons who had transitioned and regretted having done so (see Zucker et al., 2013, p. 903).

  2. Note that gender assignment could have been defined as “the initial assignment as male or female, or any subsequent reassignment as male, female, or some alternative gender,” but it was not.


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Lawrence, A.A. Gender Assignment Dysphoria in the DSM-5. Arch Sex Behav 43, 1263–1266 (2014).

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  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Transsexualism
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