• That's what Gender-affirming care is about

    From Scientific (she/her)@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 17 17:43:00 2021
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    Primary mental health needs of transgender people

    Transgender and gender nonconforming people, in general, have three
    types of need for mental health.

    1. Exploration of gender identity. This includes determining exactly
    what one's gender identity is, coming to terms with this gender
    identity, self-acceptance and individuation, and exploring
    individual–level ways to actualize this identity in the world. This may
    also include preparation and assessment for various gender affirming
    treatments and procedures.
    2. Coming out and social transition. This includes coming out to family, friends, and coworkers, dating and relationships, and developing tools
    to cope with being transgender in a sometimes transphobic world.
    3. General mental health issues, possibly unrelated to gender identity.
    The variety of mental health concerns experienced by transgender people
    include mood disorders, generalized anxiety, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (

    There is no verifiable evidence that gender dysphoria can be treated in
    other ways than transitioning. None whatsoever.
    Gender-affirmative trans care *requires* therapy. That is, unless you go
    the informed consent route, which you can always refuse to.
    Scaring trans people away from transitioning and repressing their
    identities *IS* conversion therapy.

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