A 42-year-old member asked:
how common is gender identity disorder in high schoolers?
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Dr. Lisa Saponaro answered
18 years experience Clinical Psychology
True GID is rare: Gender identity disorder is fairly uncommon. Some studies suggest fewer than 1 in 100, 000. However, high school being a time of identity expression may lead to greater outward expression of the disorder that has likely been present since childhood. However, cross gendered dressing and behaviors are not necessarily a reflection of gid. Attraction to the same sex and bending gender rules isn't gid.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Ana Adelstein answered
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
We Don't Know: As the american psychiatric association's, iv-tr ed. States "there are no recent epidemiological studies 2 provide data on prevalence of gender identity disorder." it goes on 2 mention numbers of cross-gender identified individuals who sought gender-"reassignment" surgery in europe decades ago when discrimination against these individuals was extreme. These numbers have long been used as...
Answered on May 12, 2016
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