Gender identity refers to a person’s internal and unique sense of gender. It is a person’s perception of being a woman, a man, both, neither, or somewhere in between. Gender identification can be the same as or different from the sex given at birth.
Gender dysphoria is a feeling of discomfort or anguish that can arise in people whose gender identity differs from their sex at birth or sex-related bodily traits.
Gender dysphoria may occur in transgender and gender-diverse people at some time in their life. However, some transgender and gender-diverse persons, with or without medical help, are at ease with their bodies.
Gender dysphoria can have an impact on many parts of one’s life, including daily activities.
If gender dysphoria interferes with one’s capacity to function at school or work, the result could be school dropout or unemployment. Relationship problems are widespread. Anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other issues are all possible.
People suffering from gender dysphoria are frequently subjected to prejudice, which causes stress. Access to health and mental health treatments might be challenging due to stigma and a shortage of qualified care providers.
Gender identity crisis can be helped and managed through professional help some of the techniques that can help are:
- Investigate and incorporate their gender identity.
- Acceptance of oneself
- Address the mental and emotional consequences of stress caused by prejudice and discrimination based on your gender identification (minority stress)
- Create a network of support.
- Create a strategy for dealing with social and legal difficulties associated with one’s transition and coming out to loved ones, friends, colleagues, and other close connections.
- Get used to expressing gender identity.
- Investigate sexual health in the context of gender transition.