Gender dysphoria and gender incongruence: An evolving inter-disciplinary field
Bouman, Walter P.
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This editorial provides an overview of the articles featured in this issue of International Review of Psychiatry. One of the article discuss the changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) classification of gender identity-related conditions over time, and indicate how these changes were associated with the changes in conceptualization of gender dysphoria and gender incongruence. Another article found that empirically, there is no link between sexual orientation and outcome of transition-related health care for trans* adults. They do recommend asking for sexual behaviours, attractions and identities, as well as for gender experiences and expressions, and stress that this knowledge should not drive, but simply inform the provision of comprehensive clinical care. It is hoped that these articles will enhance the knowledge of its reader in the field of psychiatry. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)