Could your child have gender dysphoria?

Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among children diagnosed with gender dysphoria—formerly known as gender identity disorder. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether your child has expressed these thoughts or exhibited these behaviors for at least the past 6 months.

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Has your child repeatedly stated a desire to be, or an instance that he or she is, a member of the opposite sex?
Does your son ask to be dressed in female attire and resist wearing typical male clothing, or does your daughter asked to be dressed in male attire and resist wearing typical female clothing?
When your child plays make-believe games, does he or she show a strong preference for playing cross-gender roles?
Does your child enjoy playing with toys, games, or activities stereotypically used by the other gender?
Are most of the children that your child plays with members of the opposite sex?
Does your child often express a strong dislike for his or her sexual anatomy?
Does your child tell you that he or she wishes he/she had the primary (e.g. penis or vagina) or secondary (e.g. facial hair or breasts) sex characteristics of the opposite sex?
Is your child experiencing significant distress or impairment in social, school, or other important areas of functioning?

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018