Gender Dissonance

  title={Gender Dissonance},
  author={Kelley Winters},
  journal={Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality},
  pages={71 - 89}
  • Kelley Winters
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality
  • Abstract Since its appearance in 1980, the diagnostic category “gender identity disorder” (GID) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has sparked concern among gender variant people and their advocates that it contributes to hurtful stigma and social barriers faced by gender variant individuals, while at the same time it contradicts the medical legitimacy of sex reassignment for the treatment of gender dysphoria. This paper examines the GID diagnosis of adults and… CONTINUE READING
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