- experience distress, anxiety, uncertainty and persistently uncomfortable feelings about their biological sex not fully matching their gender identity (the gender they see themselves as)
- have, and may act on, a gender identity which is different from their anatomical sex. For example, someone born with female sex characteristics deciding to live permanently as a man
Gender dysphoria is a recognised medical condition for which gender reassignment treatment is available on the NHS in Scotland.
A person with gender dysphoria may: