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What Is Gender Transitioning?

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Gender dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a feeling of distress that someone may experience because of a mismatch between their

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Diagnosis of gender dysphoria

The diagnosis of gender dysphoria is typically done by mental health professionals who follow the guidelines provided by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (

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Gender Transitioning

Gender Transitioning is a process transgender people undergo to align with their gender identity. It is part of the treatment for gender dysphoria and can help

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Social Transitioning

Social transitioning may include:

  • Coming out to loved ones as transgender.
  • Changing their name to one that expresses their true gender and makes them feel comfortable.
  • Using pronouns that match their desired gender.

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Medical Transitioning (Hormone therapy)

Hormone therapy is the administration of hormonal medications to align secondary sexual characteristics with gender identity.

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Medical Transitioning (Gender affirmation surgery)

Gender affirmation surgery is a procedure of altering a transgender person's physical appearance & functional abilities to those of their gender identity.

  • Feminization surgery includes

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Supporting those who transition

For those who know someone who is transgender and/or considering transitioning:

  1. Educate yourself about gender and gender transitioning.
  2. Respect transgender individuals by using their correct pronouns & chosen name.
  3. Don't invalid...

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