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Transgender and gender-diverse people are individuals whose gender identity and/or gender role do not conform to the sex assigned to them at birth.

While the term ‘transgender’ is commonly accepted, not all gender-diverse people self identify as transgender, or with the binary concept of gender that is common to most cultures (Bouman et al., 2017; Richards et al., 2016; Saewye et al., 2017). For most of the history of psychiatric practice, transgender and gender-diverse individuals have been considered to have a psychiatric diagnosis.

 

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