Gender dysphoria is a bland, useless and damaging concept

Here's why 🧡
1. It's the only medical condition based primarily on self diagnosis.

In the UK Gender Dysphoria is classified as a medical condition. No other medical condition relys solely on the authority of the patient.
2. It cannot be physically tested for physically.
Diabetes, psychosis, autism, cancer, low iron and just about any other physical or neurological condition can be reliably tested for.

To date, no reliable model for testing dysphoria has emerged.
3. It pathologises gender non conforming people

A flamboyant boy or a girl whose tomboyish are now seen as prospective medical patients. This pathologisation also reinforces binary behaviour based on sex, to the extent that it should be medicalised.
4. It's blandness captures autistic/adhd

Feeling like an alien, unease with your body and having a different way of thinking are all common traits amongst neurodivergent people, but this also is a key symptom of dysphoria. Check out autism/gender dysphoria referral rates.
5. The symptoms describe common feelings expetienced during puberty

Telling children going through or about to go through puberty that unease with your body means you could be trans is deeply irresponsible.

Isn't puberty hard for everyone?
6. It discourages you from digging deeper.

"Oh so my low self esteem is all due to this?" ...but not the bullying, ocd, trauma, etc....

Having being presented this option is a golden ticket out of your issues.
7. It reinforces stereotypes of what men and women should be

To the point of even physically "correcting" a healthy body
8. It encourages dissociation through self destruction

Be yourself! Just change your name, appearance, pronouns, social circle, political beliefs and your body.
9. It doesn't tell you what else it could be

Imagine going to the doctor with a lump, and they said "100% cancerous" without even checking. Now, he might be right but how often is it not cancerous? How would that news change your life
10. Despite the misinformation, its not a global medical issue.

Its prevalent in western countries. But not all, and almost absent elsewhere. Why?
If your retort is that other mental illnesses like depression are self diagnosed, then you acknowledge at least that this is not a medical condition but a mental health issue.

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