GENDER NON-CONFORMANCE (FORMERLY GENDER IDENTITY DISORDER)
While the generation is incessantly challenging gender roles in society and there are many who do not conform to gender specific roles. While this might be seen as a process of challenging the so-called ‘norms’ of society, yet, what needs to be understood is that there could actually be an underlying condition for them to be who they are, the way they are. This is called Gender non-conformance, which was earlier known as Gender Identity Disorder.
The condition is defined by people of one gender being more inclined towards and interested in doing everything the way their opposite gender does them. They have feelings of gender dysphoria which is lack of comfort in one’s assigned gender. From dressing according to their opposite gender to rejecting their own genitalia, they prefer and feel comfortable leading life like the opposite gender.
While the causes of the condition are not known, there can be factors that influence it, factors like prenatal hormone exposure or biological differences in the brain.
Conditions like these need professional intervention for you to understand what exactly is going on inside of you. A good, experienced sexologist should be your go to person, to get clarity as to what your body is going through.
Dr Srinivas Madhavaram is one of the most famous sexologist in the city of Hyderabad, who makes accurate diagnoses and walks you through the treatment plan with care and compassion. You can book an appointment or visit him at his sexual health clinic.