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Community Conversation => Transsexual talk => Topic started by: Valeriedances on August 22, 2011, 05:03:41 pm

Title: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Valeriedances on August 22, 2011, 05:03:41 pm
It would be interesting to know what diagnosis people have received as a result of their gender issues.

For myself i was diagnosed as a transsexual. What does our diagnosis say?

Please limit your answer to the actual diagnosis and not how you identify.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Sandy on August 22, 2011, 05:07:25 pm
Classic transsexual, actually.

-Sandy
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: JungianZoe on August 22, 2011, 05:22:26 pm
GID and Major Depressive Disorder (going off my therapist's letter to my HRT doc back when I started).  This is pretty much what it was my entire life, though I was diagnosed with a host of other things unrelated to my gender issues.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Steph on August 22, 2011, 08:00:54 pm
After two years of therapy with two therapists, one a psychiatrist who specialized in gender issues, the other a psychologist who specialized in sexual disorders, I received a diagnosis that I was a raving lunatic.

Transsexual
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Ann Onymous on August 22, 2011, 11:13:46 pm
According to the letter from my first shrink, the diagnosis of transsexualism was made during March 1989. 
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Janet_Girl on August 22, 2011, 11:28:50 pm
Classic Transsexual.  Or to be more exact, Gender Identity Disorder.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: JennX on August 23, 2011, 08:58:02 pm
Diagnosis: Gender Identity Disorder.

"... presenting with symptoms of a classic MTF transgender individual..."

The word transsexual was never mentioned in the written evaluation or diagnosis.

Different horses for different courses I suppose. GID is the correct medical terminology... after that, it comes down to semantics IMHO.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: cynthialee on August 23, 2011, 09:08:50 pm
Transsexual, Transgender, GID. They are all mentioned in my medical records.

GID is mentioned in my walking papers and transsexual is ussed in the letter from my therapist to my doctor.
My personal doctor dislikes the word transsexual, he has said as much, and will only use transgender in his notes. Inspite of my protests.

Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Arch on August 23, 2011, 09:32:33 pm
I've never received an actual medical diagnosis that I know of. My GP had nothing to do with my gender stuff, I've never seen a psychiatrist, and my therapist even declined to diagnose me with GID when he wrote my HRT and surgery letters. He felt that it was wrong to identify my gender issues as a disorder; "GID" seems to leave a bad taste in his mouth. As far as transsexual vs transgender, it has been self-diagnosis. When I finally stopped pussyfooting around (haha) and admitted that I was sure I was a transsexual and that I had to transition, that was all there was to it. In truth, I knew I was a transsexual in the late eighties; transition was the part I couldn't cope with. So I called myself by other labels for most of the time before I came out for the last time.

My therapist does say I'm a normal transsexual, though. :P
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Northern Jane on August 23, 2011, 10:07:18 pm
Age 16, 1966, Dr. Harry Benjamin, New York City, "Type VI Transsexual".

"From the horse's mouth" you might say ROFL!
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Lily on August 23, 2011, 10:17:07 pm
My experience was very similar to Arch's, I was never formally diagnosed with anything. I got a letter from my therapist, took it to a doctor and got my meds.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Anatta on August 24, 2011, 02:10:29 am
Kia Ora

 ::) Wrong body syndrome  ;) ;D

 ::) No seriously.... "True Gender dysphoria"  "Transsexual" & "Transgender" [transgender the term used by my endocrinologist] the other terms used both by the psychiatrists and clinical psychologist...In their reports "true gender dysphoria" being the most common usage to describe my condition, however the clinical psychologist did  also say "She fits the criteria for GID [DSM1V]"...


Metta Zenda :)
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Ann Onymous on August 24, 2011, 07:27:29 am
Different horses for different courses I suppose. GID is the correct medical terminology... after that, it comes down to semantics IMHO.

GID may be the diagnosis that could show up today...but some of us were in treatment for our medical condition LONG before GID was the phrase du jour.  Gender dysphoria would occasionally show up in literature and some notes back then, but I don't believe GID came along until sometime in the mid-90's. 
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: LadyTeresa on August 24, 2011, 08:25:30 am
I was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder adult moderate or something like that.  Transsexual is close enough.

Teresa
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: jesse on August 24, 2011, 09:07:12 am
initial diagnosis GID all conversations with docs after termed transgender and transexual mix my prefered term transgender
jessi
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Just Kate on August 24, 2011, 10:51:56 pm
Where can one get a medical diagnosis?  I didn't think there was a medical consensus yet.

I've been diagnosed, but not medically. I received a psychological diagnosis of transsexual.  Is that what you mean?

The ICD-9/10 has GID and its counterparts listed in its psychology section.  Not sure if it has the same weight as the other medical diagnoses.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: LifeInNeon on August 24, 2011, 11:38:23 pm
"General diagnostic consult"

I get my hormones either way because they understand what's up, so they can code it however they please.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: kelly_aus on August 25, 2011, 07:15:47 am
I haven't seen a diagnosis, nor been told one.. My referral for hormones simply stated that 'I was recommended for hormonal reassignment'.. Mind you, I'm not sure my therapist knows what to make of me..
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: zirconia on July 14, 2020, 06:13:29 pm
Year: 2019

F64.0 Transsexualism
Type: Primary

Prognosis: Permanent

But the doctors also told me I could be fixed. Made whole.
And I could live as just a normal woman.

And I cried.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: SoCal_Holly on July 15, 2020, 01:53:58 am
Not sure there was a “medical code” per se. The therapist letter stated I had gender dysphoria consistent with WPATH Transgender criteria. That was good enough for the PCP, insurance companies, and endocrinologist.

So I guess transgender.

Holly
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: angelats on July 15, 2020, 02:57:51 am
My answer might trigger.

I was diagnosed as mtf transsexual by my gender therapist many years ago . I was then in therapy by a specialist for transition for mtf transsexuals. In therapy we discussed the topic of sexual abuse in childhood.

I had completely forgotten what happend in my childhood. I had then flashback etc. and a major crisis and stopped transition then. I am still working on this.

Since then my transition is delayed.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 15, 2020, 03:20:51 am
It's interesting seeing how the medical terminology has changed in this necro'd thread. In the good ol'days, it was GID, gender identity disorder. Then the stigma of disorder was removed, and GD, or gender dysphoria was used. Nowadays, the billing codes use Gender Incongruence.

My diagnosis was F64.9: Gender Dysphoria, unspecified.

Not sure there was a “medical code” per se. The therapist letter stated I had gender dysphoria consistent with WPATH Transgender criteria. That was good enough for the PCP, insurance companies, and endocrinologist.

So I guess transgender.

Holly

The "medical codes" are there specifically FOR the insurance companies. I assure you there is one in your records, or insurance wouldn't be picking up the tab.  :)
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 15, 2020, 12:20:32 pm
I've heard they say Gender Incongruence now to be more inclusive since some transgender people don't experience dysphoria.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: zirconia on July 15, 2020, 04:51:14 pm
I've heard they say Gender Incongruence now to be more inclusive since some transgender people don't experience dysphoria.

Hi, Ellie

Actually... the point of the diagnostic codes is that they not be inclusive. But rather specific and exclusive. Whatever politically correct names the doctors may be told to use, the codes themselves continue to point to a specific diagnosis for which particular treatments are indicated. And the condition itself remains the same whatever it is called today.

Manic depression is exactly the same disorder as bipolar disorder. The code proves it. The code—F31 (https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/F01-F99/F30-F39/F31-)—is the same. It has to be, so the doctors will know what they're dealing with should political pressure cause the name of the disease be changed. As it clearly has. LOL.

As for the actual approved treatment protocols—they may vary by location, but e.g. where I'm being treated the one assigned to Devlyn would have meant she'd be likely to get hormones and definitely psychological support, but not SRS. Here the only condition for which SRS is indicated is F64.0. For which the official word used here is transsexualism.

(Fun fact: The word "gender" does not exist in the entire language—so the activists here call themselves "othersexuals.")

You may think this absolutely awful... but think of the written out clarification. "Gender Dysphoria, unspecified."

Unspecified means the cause is indeterminate. It could have several causes. That is why F64.9 is usually used here during the evaluation stages here for everyone, until the doctors have eliminated the possible existence of various underlying problem such as dissociative and body dysmorphic disorderds and schizophrenia. Which are also known to cause dysphoria.

The point is, treatment protocols are specific to the condition.

It's true that some different conditions may be treated using e.g. the same drugs. But the overlap doesn't mean the conditions themselves are the same. Here—let me use a rather extreme and overblown example.

Aspirin is used for reduction of inflammation after an injury as well as a blood thinner. But that does not mean a fracture is the same as congenital heart disease. So if you break your leg you're not given triple bypass surgery.

Medicine is not an umbrella.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: SarahEL on July 15, 2020, 08:01:28 pm
First psychologist said i was 'dissociated...probably transsexual with GD'
Second one (a month later)  'Late-onset transsexual in denial ...'
(the in denial bit got me? Like I did not know?)..
Then eventually when they worked me out a little more., D.I.D and cPTSD from childhood S.A.....  Oh, well, long road ahead..
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 16, 2020, 03:56:19 am
I've heard they say Gender Incongruence now to be more inclusive since some transgender people don't experience dysphoria.

Hi, Ellie

Actually... the point of the diagnostic codes is that they not be inclusive. But rather specific and exclusive. Whatever politically correct names the doctors may be told to use, the codes themselves continue to point to a specific diagnosis for which particular treatments are indicated. And the condition itself remains the same whatever it is called today.

Manic depression is exactly the same disorder as bipolar disorder. The code proves it. The code—F31 (https://www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/F01-F99/F30-F39/F31-)—is the same. It has to be, so the doctors will know what they're dealing with should political pressure cause the name of the disease be changed. As it clearly has. LOL.

As for the actual approved treatment protocols—they may vary by location, but e.g. where I'm being treated the one assigned to Devlyn would have meant she'd be likely to get hormones and definitely psychological support, but not SRS. Here the only condition for which SRS is indicated is F64.0. For which the official word used here is transsexualism.

(Fun fact: The word "gender" does not exist in the entire language—so the activists here call themselves "othersexuals.")

You may think this absolutely awful... but think of the written out clarification. "Gender Dysphoria, unspecified."

Unspecified means the cause is indeterminate. It could have several causes. That is why F64.9 is usually used here during the evaluation stages here for everyone, until the doctors have eliminated the possible existence of various underlying problem such as dissociative and body dysmorphic disorderds and schizophrenia. Which are also known to cause dysphoria.

The point is, treatment protocols are specific to the condition.

It's true that some different conditions may be treated using e.g. the same drugs. But the overlap doesn't mean the conditions themselves are the same. Here—let me use a rather extreme and overblown example.

Aspirin is used for reduction of inflammation after an injury as well as a blood thinner. But that does not mean a fracture is the same as congenital heart disease. So if you break your leg you're not given triple bypass surgery.

Medicine is not an umbrella.

All I can surmise from this is that where you are, the providers don't follow the WPATH guidelines. F64.9 is Gender Dysphoria, or Gender Incongruence per the updated vocabulary, and if the individual wishes to undergo surgery, that is the course of action that should be taken.

Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: zirconia on July 16, 2020, 06:20:01 am
All I can surmise from this is that where you are, the providers don't follow the WPATH guidelines.

Hmmm... maybe and maybe not. They're guidelines after all, aren't they? Not laws of nature. All I can say is I've never met more sympathetic, understanding and caring people than they. (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,248983.msg2329166.html#msg2329166)

That said, they're also professional... so I guess that if they feel the diagnosis is not yet established beyond doubt they may well hesitate to authorize procedures that are irreversible.

But more to the point...

F64.9 is Gender Dysphoria, or Gender Incongruence per the updated vocabulary, and if the individual wishes to undergo surgery, that is the course of action that should be taken.

How long have you worked in the medical field, Devlyn? When and who taught you that? Unless I'm horribly, terribly, dangerously wrong, .9 always means unspecified.

And unspecified means that while the clinician does see indication of a given disorder, he lacks the certainty or expertise to actually assign the specific code required for an accurate, definite and specific diagnosis.

I'm pretty sure you don't believe me, or you wouldn't have said what you did... LOL. But perhaps, like my father, you may find the information more trustworthy if it comes from someone else.  So... here goes:

Following are the scenarios when the use of these codes is necessary:
When the patient is in the preliminary stages of evaluation.
When the physician lacks expertise in a particular area of diagnosis and is more of the generalist who isn’t able to code as specifically as a specialist.
When the claim is from a provider who is not directly related or involved in the patient’s condition (https://blog.curemd.com/the-appropriate-use-of-unspecified-codes-in-icd-10/)

I believe you will find the same information everywhere if you feel like looking it up.

Please keep in mind that even the code R69 exists. For unspecified illness.

Do you believe unspecified illness is sufficient grounds for whatever treatment the patient feels to be appropriate? Or should the doctors also have a say?

And... in any case might it not be appropriate to find out what really is wrong before commencing treatment?
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 16, 2020, 08:42:26 am
All I can surmise from this is that where you are, the providers don't follow the WPATH guidelines.

Hmmm... maybe and maybe not. They're guidelines after all, aren't they? Not laws of nature. All I can say is I've never met more sympathetic, understanding and caring people than they. (https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,248983.msg2329166.html#msg2329166)

That said, they're also professional... so I guess that if they feel the diagnosis is not yet established beyond doubt they may well hesitate to authorize procedures that are irreversible.

But more to the point...

F64.9 is Gender Dysphoria, or Gender Incongruence per the updated vocabulary, and if the individual wishes to undergo surgery, that is the course of action that should be taken.

How long have you worked in the medical field, Devlyn? When and who taught you that? Unless I'm horribly, terribly, dangerously wrong, .9 always means unspecified.

And unspecified means that while the clinician does see indication of a given disorder, he lacks the certainty or expertise to actually assign the specific code required for an accurate, definite and specific diagnosis.

I'm pretty sure you don't believe me, or you wouldn't have said what you did... LOL. But perhaps, like my father, you may find the information more trustworthy if it comes from someone else.  So... here goes:

Following are the scenarios when the use of these codes is necessary:
When the patient is in the preliminary stages of evaluation.
When the physician lacks expertise in a particular area of diagnosis and is more of the generalist who isn’t able to code as specifically as a specialist.
When the claim is from a provider who is not directly related or involved in the patient’s condition (https://blog.curemd.com/the-appropriate-use-of-unspecified-codes-in-icd-10/)

I believe you will find the same information everywhere if you feel like looking it up.

Please keep in mind that even the code R69 exists. For unspecified illness.

Do you believe unspecified illness is sufficient grounds for whatever treatment the patient feels to be appropriate? Or should the doctors also have a say?

And... in any case might it not be appropriate to find out what really is wrong before commencing treatment?

Unspecified in this instance does not mean the problem wasn't known, it simply means that I didn't specifically fit into any of the other categories such as F64.0 (transsexual), F64.1 (Dual-role transvestism), F64.2 (gender dysphoria in childhood), or F64.8 (gender dysphoria, other)

I'm genderfluid, non-binary. I embrace a male side and a female side. I desired feminization of my body, which was achieved through HRT and GRS (orchiectomy). This is consistent with the WPATH guidelines:


Diagnoses Related to Gender Dysphoria


Some people experience gender dysphoria at such a level that the distress meets criteria for a formal diagnosis that might be classified as a mental disorder. Such a diagnosis is not a license for stigmatization or for the deprivation of civil and human rights. Existing classification systems such as the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) (American Psychiatric Association, 2000) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) (World Health Organization, 2007) define hundreds of mental disorders that vary in onset, duration, pathogenesis, functional disability, and treatability. All of these systems attempt to classify clusters of symptoms and conditions, not the individuals themselves. A disorder is a description of something with which a person might struggle, not a description of the person or the person’s identity.

Thus, transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals are not inherently disordered. Rather, the distress of gender dysphoria, when present, is the concern that might be diagnosable and for which various treatment options are available. The existence of a diagnosis for such dysphoria often facilitates access to health care and can guide further research into effective treatments.

Research is leading to new diagnostic nomenclatures, and terms are changing in both the DSM (Cohen-Kettenis & Pfäfflin, 2010; Knudson, De Cuypere, & Bockting, 2010b; Meyer-Bahlburg, 2010; Zucker, 2010) and the ICD. For this reason, familiar terms are employed in the SOC and definitions are provided for terms that may be emerging. Health professionals should refer to the most current diagnostic criteria and appropriate codes to apply in their practice areas.

Options for Psychological and Medical Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

For individuals seeking care for gender dysphoria, a variety of therapeutic options can be considered. The number and type of interventions applied and the order in which these take place may differ from person to person (e.g., Bockting, Knudson, & Goldberg, 2006; Bolin, 1994; Rachlin, 1999; Rachlin, Green, & Lombardi, 2008; Rachlin, Hansbury, & Pardo, 2010). Treatments options include the following:

Changes in gender expression and role (which may involve living part time or full time in another gender role, consistent with one's gender identity);
Hormone therapy to feminize or masculinize the body;
Surgery to change primary and/or secondary sex characteristics (e.g., breasts/chest, external and/or internal genitalia, facial features, body contouring);
Psychotherapy (individual, couple, family, or group) for purposes such as exploring gender identity, role, and expression; addressing the negative impact of gender dysphoria and stigma on mental health; alleviating internalized transphobia; enhancing social and peer support; improving body image; or promoting resilience.


As to this...

Quote
How long have you worked in the medical field, Devlyn?

... I suspect that I have worked in the medical field for exactly the same amount of time you have. In any event, that doesn't matter, I leave the doctoring to the doctors.

Quote
And unspecified means that while the clinician does see indication of a given disorder, he lacks the certainty or expertise to actually assign the specific code required for an accurate, definite and specific diagnosis.

Fortunately, they did indeed know how to code everything and get me the surgery I desired, my primary care physician, therapist, and the psychiatrist who reviewed my case are all women.

While we're talking about codes, and how pedantic you are about them, here are some of my favourites:


Top 10 Most Hilarious Codes in ICD-10

V91.07 – Burn due to water skis on fire.
V95.43 – Spacecraft collision injuring occupant. ...
X52 – Prolonged stay in a weightless environment. ...
V97.33 – Sucked into jet engine. ...
Y92.241 – Injury at library. ...
Z63.1 – Problems in relationship with in-laws. ...
W61.43 – Pecked by a turkey. ...
W22.02 – Walked into lamppost. ...

Pen pushers and accountants need ICD codes, it is after all a billing system. But in this technicolour world we live in, and the glorious spectrum that we are all part of, ICD codes aren't much to hang your hat on.

Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Ellie_Arroway on July 16, 2020, 10:22:14 am
I regretfully have suffered a W22.02 incident.
My wife and mother have suffered very much from Z63.1.
X52 would be an interesting problem to have...
I hope I never get a V95.43, although I don't think my no-claims bonus would be affected.

:)
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 16, 2020, 10:44:13 am
While I have been known to spin the occasional yarn, you just can't make this stuff up:

Y93.D1: Stabbed while crocheting
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 16, 2020, 03:04:01 pm
I think we should milk this discussion for all it's worth....

W55.29XA: Other contact with cow, subsequent encounter.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 16, 2020, 04:28:00 pm
I think we should milk this discussion for all it's worth....

W55.29XA: Other contact with cow, subsequent encounter.

@Devlyn

Hmmm, If this continues I am thinking that I may have to
move this topic to the "Sexuality" subforum

 :o  ;)  ::)  ???

Danielle
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Devlyn on July 16, 2020, 04:37:07 pm
I think we should milk this discussion for all it's worth....

W55.29XA: Other contact with cow, subsequent encounter.

@Devlyn

Hmmm, If this continues I am thinking that I may have to
move this topic to the "Sexuality" subforum

 :o  ;)  ::)  ???

Danielle


I think you're just blowing smoke up my....oh hey, look at the time! I gotta run...to the doctor's.  :laugh:

T18.5XXA Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Karen_A on July 16, 2020, 04:44:51 pm
Year: 2019

F64.0 Transsexualism
Type: Primary

The whole primary and secondary thing has not been used in medical circles for many years.

BTW what possessed you to revive a 9 year old thread?

-Karen

Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Northern Star Girl on July 16, 2020, 04:47:57 pm
@Devlyn
Quote from: Devlyn
"I think you're just blowing smoke up my <moderation edit:  skirt >   oh hey, look at the time! I gotta run...to the doctor's.  :laugh:"
Danielle   ;) ::)


@Devlyn

Hmmm, If this continues I am thinking that I may have to
move this topic to the "Sexuality" subforum

 :o  ;)  ::)  ???

Danielle

Quote from: Devlyn
I think you're just blowing smoke up my....oh hey, look at the time! I gotta run...to the doctor's.  :laugh:

T18.5XXA Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Rakel on July 17, 2020, 08:16:35 pm
I think you're just blowing smoke up my....oh hey, look at the time! I gotta run...to the doctor's.  :laugh:

T18.5XXA Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter

When I was a student, 50 years ago, I was working in a County Hospital Emergency Room mainly for the experience.

I have seen on more than one occasion when someone came to the E.R. with this condition. This happens and it just demonstrates how serious gender issues can become.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: ChrissyRyan on July 17, 2020, 08:43:10 pm
It was NOT

I33.MBF40 Male Bovine Feces disseminator on social media


Male Bovine Feces = BS
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Ryuichi13 on July 27, 2020, 08:31:58 pm
I don't know what everyone else's answer is, since I havn't read the thread yet, but here's my "official, US government's reason as to why you need HRT."

They told me I have Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, which from what my gender therapist told me is "the US government's term for why I have Gender Dysphoria."

Now to read what everyone else's answers are!

Ryuichi

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Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: MeTony on July 28, 2020, 01:58:33 am
Transsexual.
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: Allie Jayne on July 28, 2020, 08:15:56 am
It’s obviously different in Australia as my Psychologist reported to my GP and she entered her diagnosis of “Transgender in Transition” on my official Government Health Records.

So mine was a medical diagnosis and I suspect many who have posted may have been psychological diagnosis.

Hugs,

Allie
Title: Re: What medical diagnosis did you receive as a result of your gender issues?
Post by: MeTony on July 28, 2020, 01:50:23 pm
My diagnose was also medical. Without medical diagnose from a doctor you will not get treatment in Sweden.