(17) One year before she was hired, Blatt was diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria
, (18) sometimes referred to as Gender Identity Disorder ("GID").
Research shows that transgender people often suffer from mental health conditions, it's unclear whether those stem from external factors such as discrimination and bullying, or internal factors such as gender dysphoria
. Studies have shown that depression and a risk of suicidal thoughts increase with age.
"There are persisters, desisters, and those who first develop gender dysphoria
in adolescence and adulthood," he said.
Knee jerk, oversimplified reactions abound in both the secular and Christian media, and those who experience gender dysphoria
can be deeply hurt in the crossfire.
For example, an orchiectomy in a transgender patient might be deemed impermissible due to the absence of a present and serious pathology A mastectomy might be considered unethical because some do not view gender dysphoria
as a clinical indication for which a part of one's body can legitimately be sacrificed for the good of the whole person.
It's the country's only NHS-run gender clinic for children with gender dysphoria
- a profound distress caused by feeling they've been born into the wrong body.
While gender dysphoria
is not a mental illness, it presents a whole manner of identity issues, and for some it can lead to distress, suicidal desires, and frightened and desperate parents.
The child is the youngest Australian on record to change their gender, while hundreds of other children and their parents have sought advice from the gender dysphoria
Cretella suggests for gender dysphoria
, body--and likely mind-altering medications are prescribed for individuals incapable of informed consent.
The woman and her lawyer, Ali Al Mansouri, have given the court medical documents they say prove she has gender dysphoria
, a psychological condition, and high male hormones and testosterone, a physical condition.
The lawsuit charges that the exclusion of such surgery for people suffering from gender dysphoria
exemplifies discrimination, particularly given that such procedures are covered by the federal Medicare program as well as private insurance plans regulated by the state of Minnesota.