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Medical Term:

gender dysphoria syndrome


Definition: a syndrome in which a person experiences marked personal stress due to feelings that despite having the genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics of one gender that there exists a sense of compatibility and greater belonging to the other gender class; one may undergo surgery to reconstruct anatomy to that of the other gender.

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