Management of Patients with Gender Dysphoria

  • Alexandru E. Benet
  • Arnold Melman


Gender dysphoria refers to dissatisfaction with one’s own anatomical gender and the desire to possess the secondary sexual characteristics of the opposite sex.1 Persons who express this desire are called transsexuals and represent the extreme of the spectrum of subjective dissatisfaction with assigned anatomy and societally sanctioned gender roles. The term transsexual is used to refer to both pre- and postoperative men and women who perceive their identity as incongruous with the anatomical reality and actively seek to resolve the conflict through sex-reassignment surgery. Once surgery is completed, however, and the new sexual identity is achieved, male or female is the preferred term.


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