Gender dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a feeling of emotional distress because your inner sense of your gender (gender identity) doesn't match the sex that you were assigned at birth. Many, but not all, transgender people have gender dysphoria. Symptoms can include feeling uncomfortable or upset about parts of your body, anxious, depressed, or stressed.

Counseling and support can help a person who has gender dysphoria. Some people benefit from makeup, haircuts, or clothing styles that reflect their gender identity. Some have medical treatment to help their body match how they feel inside. Treatment options range from hormones to surgery.