Classifying Intersex in DSM-5: Critical Reflections on Gender Dysphoria

  title={Classifying Intersex in DSM-5: Critical Reflections on Gender Dysphoria},
  author={Cynthia Kraus},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • C. Kraus
  • Published 6 May 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
The new diagnosis of Gender Dysphoria (GD) in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) defines intersex, renamed “Disorders of Sex Development” (DSD), as a specifier of GD. With this formulation, the status of intersex departs from prior editions, especially from the DSM-IV texts that defined intersex as an exclusion criterion for Gender Identity Disorder. Conversely, GD—with or without a DSD—can apply in the same… 

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