Gender Dysphoria

Overview

4.8 out of 5 (11 Reviews)

Credits

1.25

Post Assessment Questions

10

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

75 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Gender dysphoria (previously gender identity disorder), according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders are defined as a “marked incongruence between their experienced or expressed gender and the one they were assigned at birth.” People who experience this turmoil cannot correlate to their gender expression when identifying themselves within the traditional, rigid societal binary male or female roles, which may cause cultural stigmatization. This can further result in relationship difficulties with family, peers, friends and lead to interpersonal conflicts, rejection from society, symptoms of depression and anxiety, substance use disorders, a negative sense of well-being and poor self-esteem, and an increased risk of self-harm and suicidality. Patients with this condition should be provided with psychiatric support. Hormonal therapy and surgical therapy are also available depending on the individual case and patient needs. This activity describes the evaluation and management of gender dysphoria and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in improving care for those with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology of gender dysphoria.
  • Describe the presentation of a patient with gender dysphoria.
  • Outline the treatment of gender dysphoria.
  • Summarize the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team in creating more awareness about gender dysphoria among health providers and to encourage them to be more forthcoming in providing care for this population.

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    Reviews

    Melissa H. on 10/29/2021

    Gibi G. on 11/18/2021

    Ebony C. on 1/10/2022

    Sonja N. on 5/28/2022

    Rashmi K. on 6/6/2022

    Manish Kumar S. on 6/16/2022

    K.Navanitha R. on 10/9/2022

    As I said in my other comments, this was a very good presentation but would have been more informative if it discussed the frequency of persistence and desistance of GDC in more depth.

    Robert V. on 8/29/2022

    Peter M. on 8/31/2022

    George H. on 9/26/2022

    Latoya R. on 1/22/2023

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