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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Opening Their Doors in Houston and Elsewhere - Houston Press (blog)

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Opening Their Doors in Houston and Elsewhere - Houston Press (blog) | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
Bangor Daily News Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Opening Their Doors in Houston and Elsewhere Houston Press (blog) The school gave Maines, who was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a finding that identifies people who see themselves as the opposite...
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Which bathroom has become a bit of an issue for transgender people. Maine is the first to take a step to eliminate the confusion by making bathrooms more focused on being gender neutral. Colleges around the country are already starting to follow suit by simply changing the restroom signs to be gender neutral. This story shows how progressive our society is becoming in accepting those with gender dysphoria and making their lives a little bit easier. 

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Mayor Gray acts to end anti-transgender ... - GLAA Forum

Mayor Gray acts to end anti-transgender ... - GLAA Forum | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
This action follows DISB's March 15, 2013 bulletin notifying health insurers to remove language that discriminated on the basis of gender identity and expression from their policies and permit those with gender dysphoria to ...
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D.C. is moving forward on stopping the discrimination of people with gender dysphoria. Health care for people with gender dysphoria can now no longer be discriminated on the basis of their gender identity or expression. 

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What happens when your son tells you he’s really a girl

What happens when your son tells you he’s really a girl | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
Inside the families embracing the new world of gender variance (This @MacleansMag piece on gender dysphoria is really really good.
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“Follow who you want to be. Not in the sense of a job, like a millionaire or a firefighter. In the sense of if you want to be a girl, or known as queer or a lesbian, follow your heart. Don’t deny your identity.” -Olie Pullen. This article talks about the feels of children with gender dysphoria. The quote was something that really stuck with me, people don't think that some children really do know who and what they are at such a young age.  

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Housecall for Health: Gender Dysphoria - FOX News Radio

Housecall for Health: Gender Dysphoria - FOX News Radio | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
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FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in this edition of “Housecall for Health”: Audio clip: Listen to mp3 clip. Gender identity disorder now has a new name and emphasis.

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A radio segment giving a brief explanation of gender identity disorder being changed to gender dysphoria and what each different name means as far as terminology goes. 

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Is There a Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria?

Is There a Link Between Autism and Gender Dysphoria? | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) occur at a higher rate in transgender people than in the general population.

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This scoop mentions a correlation between autism and feelings of gender dysphoria. However, the research of the connections between the two is still new and expanding this gives a general idea of what research is starting to find. I thought it was interesting to see how we're slowly starting to advance and understand links between the different disorders/dysphoria. 

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Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:01 AM

The article states that "a core theory of autism is that it is an exaggeration of the typically male characteristic of systemizing with a low level of empathizing, considered a female characteristic."  This is "called the extreme male brain (EMB) theory of autism".  This theory was derived because "an international team of researchers found significantly higher levels of male hormones in both males and females diagnosed with ASD than in the neurotypical control group".  Does this mean that girls with autism could be more prone to gender dysphoria?  This article doesn't answer that question or show statistics for ASDs males versus females, but states that "ASDs occur at a higher rate in people with gender dysphoria".

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“That was dysphoria?” 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria

“That was dysphoria?” 8 signs and symptoms of indirect gender dysphoria | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
I am not a doctor, and none of this should be taken as medical advice or as diagnostic of any medical condition. These are anecdotes sourced from my experiences and those of others. Gender dysphori...
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A personal insight to what dysphoria is and different signs they came to recognize as they realized they had this disorder. I think personal stories are one of the best tools for understanding things like disorders and dysphorias. It shows people that this isn't something that you just read in a textbook. It has a real world impact and people's lives are being affected by this. 

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Connecticut insurance companies required to provide sex change coverage - Live Insurance News

Live Insurance News Connecticut insurance companies required to provide sex change coverage Live Insurance News According to the report, Connecticut insurance companies must all make certain that “individuals with gender dysphoria … are not denied...
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The mental disorder has an influence in the medial world with insurance companies in Connecticut being required to cover sex change surgeries. This shows how society is starting to adapt to the new knowledge about different mental disorders. 

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Gender Dysphoria in Children - Transgender NI

Gender Dysphoria in Children - Transgender NI | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
@ChazBono @spaceranger40 U might try this site. I cant vouch 4 how reputable it is but its got good info IMO: http://t.co/cWuS6JLP5n
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This scoop will help give an idea of what to look for if you're worried about your child having gender dysphoria disorder. I thought it was interesting because gender identity is something that starts at a really young age. It necessarily have a late onset. This gives more of an idea about that. 

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Crystel Hamilton's curator insight, January 17, 2014 6:55 PM

It is normal to some degree for children to be "tomboyish" or non-conform to gender behaviors. What do you do when you suspect your child may be gender dysphoric? A parent should seek help for their child and family when it starts to cause distress for the child and the family. There are many resources and options available for the child, depending on their age, and severity of discomfort with their gender. 

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DSM-5 Reflects Shift In Perspective On Gender Identity

DSM-5 Reflects Shift In Perspective On Gender Identity | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 06/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Editor's Note: With the release of the latest edition of the mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM),...
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A bit of a summary of the change in the DSM-5 about how gender identity disorder came to be dysphoria instead. It simplifies why dysphoria is a more appropriate term. 

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All the different genders on Facebook - Independent Online

All the different genders on Facebook - Independent Online | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
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Trans/Transgender – Transgender is a broad category that encompasses people who feel their gender is different from their birth sex – sometimes known as gender dysphoria.
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Facebook is beginning to embrace that our culture is not composed of the simple binaries of male or female anymore. Facebook recently updated giving users more than 50 options of what gender they identify with. 

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Before I Was Me - The Film - YouTube

Directed by Laila Khan
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A short film by Laila Khan talking about her jouney with gender dysphoria and how she became the woman she always felt herself to be. It gives a bit of a real world understanding as to what it's like to have gender dyphoria. 

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Gender Dysphoria: what does it mean to feel more like the opposite sex?

Gender Dysphoria: what does it mean to feel more like the opposite sex? | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it

In teasing out what it feels like to be a man or woman, it might be helpful to define what it means to be a man or a woman. Maybe there are some universally agreed upon traits that define one or th...


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This article asks you to question what makes a man a man and a woman a woman. There's not a certain checklist you can go down and say "Okay this is what makes me this gender." Every person is different men can be stay-at-home fathers and women can be CEO's. If the lines of what makes a man a man and a woman a woman are already blurry as it is, who are we to judge a person born a man but feels like a woman? 

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Crystel Hamilton's curator insight, January 17, 2014 7:04 PM

This paper really hits on some important points for gender stereotypes. There are no universal stereotypes for behavior, so why do we put men and women into little boxes that says that's masculine and that's feminine? Its also interesting to look at what your appearance says about you, because it is tied to a basic level to who we feel ourselves to be.   

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Annual transsexual pride demonstration marches for rights, Gezi Park, 24 June 2013

Annual transsexual pride demonstration marches for rights, Gezi Park, 24 June 2013 | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it

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A lot of stories I've been finding are people in the U.S. I want to make it clear that this isn't something just in America. This is a worldwide disease and people all over the world are fighting for their voices to be heard and their rights to be recognized. This scoop is an example in Turkey. 

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Cherylynn's curator insight, July 25, 2013 6:28 PM

Wonderful Step Forward!

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12 Powerful Portraits That Capture People's Darkest Insecurities

12 Powerful Portraits That Capture People's Darkest Insecurities | Gender Dysphoria | Scoop.it
Photographer Steve Rosenfield recently asked subjects far and wide to complete the following statement: "I am not my ___ " He prompted individuals to fill in the blank with their deepest and darkest insecurities, moving people to bring issues...
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The What I be Project by Steve Rosenfield is an expression of honesty. He had the subjects fill in the blank of "I am not my__" with their darkest insecurities. The first photograph is of a woman that could very easily have been diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria. The connection made me want to share the article. 

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Gender Dysphoria

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Information and classification of gender dysphoria
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This site gives a basic look at all general aspects of gender dysphoria. Even defining the word! For those that don't know dysphoria means "unhappiness" so the disease itself actually translates to "Gender Unhappiness." 

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