I will now analyze the science behind gender dysphoria
OK. Here we go. The American Psychiatric Association publishes the bible of the profession, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The DSM. In its latest edition, there is a definition of gender dysphoria. Actually, two. One for adolescents and adults, and another for children.
Wade through the one for children. I’ll then have comments.
The DSM-5-TR defines gender dysphoria in children as a marked incongruence between one’s experienced/expressed gender and assigned gender, lasting at least 6 months, as manifested by at least six of the following (one of which must be the first criterion):
A strong desire to be of the other gender or an insistence that one is the other gender (or some alternative gender different from one’s assigned gender)
In boys (assigned gender), a strong preference for cross-dressing or simulating female attire; or in girls (assigned gender), a strong preference for wearing only typical masculine clothing and a strong resistance to the wearing of typical feminine clothing
A strong preference for cross-gender roles in make-believe play or fantasy play
A strong preference for the toys, games or activities stereotypically used or engaged in by the other gender
A strong preference for playmates of the other gender
In boys (assigned gender), a strong rejection of typically masculine toys, games, and activities and a strong avoidance of rough-and-tumble play; or in girls (assigned gender), a strong rejection of typically feminine toys, games, and activities
A strong dislike of one’s sexual anatomy
A strong desire for the physical sex characteristics that match one’s experienced gender
As with the diagnostic criteria for adolescents and adults, the condition must also be associated with clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.”
—Got all that?
Can you guess?
A test for gender dysphoria. A test that diagnoses and DEFINES the “disorder.”
A physical test. A blood test, urine test, hair test, genetic assay, brain scan.
There is no physical test which diagnoses and defines gender dysphoria.
Therefore, there is no reason under the sun to call it a biologically based disorder. There is no reason to call it a disorder at all.