Understanding Gender Dysphoria

This accessible guide challenges Christians to rise above the politics and come alongside individuals navigating these issues.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Gender and sexual identity are immensely complicated topics. An expert on human sexuality, Mark Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective of transgender identity that eschews simplistic answers, engages the latest research and listens to people's stories. This accessible guide challenges Christians to rise above the politics and come alongside individuals navigating these issues.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

This happens when a person's gender identity does not match the body they were born with. Understanding Gender Dysphoria explores what this distress feels like, how it can affect people's lives, and how it can be managed.

Understanding Gender Dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a feeling of distress related to one's gender identity. This happens when a person's gender identity does not match the body they were born with. Understanding Gender Dysphoria explores what this distress feels like, how it can affect people's lives, and how it can be managed.

Understanding Transgender Identities

The transgender phenomenon has become a high-profile battleground issue in the culture wars. This book offers a full-scale dialogue on transgender identities from across the Christian theological spectrum.

Understanding Transgender Identities

One of the most pressing issues facing the evangelical church today involves dramatic shifts in our culture's perceptions regarding human sexuality. While homosexuality and same-sex marriage have been at the forefront, there is a new cultural awareness of sexual diversity and gender dysphoria. The transgender phenomenon has become a high-profile battleground issue in the culture wars. This book offers a full-scale dialogue on transgender identities from across the Christian theological spectrum. It brings together contributors with expertise and platforms in the study of transgender identities to articulate and defend differing perspectives on this contested topic. After an introductory chapter surveys key historical moments and current issues, four views are presented by Owen Strachan, Mark A. Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky, Megan K. DeFranza, and Justin Sabia-Tanis. The authors respond to one another's views in a respectful manner, modeling thoughtful dialogue around a controversial theological issue. The book helps readers understand the spectrum of views among Christians and enables Christian communities to establish a context where conversations can safely be held.

Emerging Gender Identities

My only disappointment is that I've only read the book once, so far!" --Jenell Paris, Messiah College "This book is a treasure that I have been awaiting for years.

Emerging Gender Identities

"This inviting text provides a useful framework for Christians to use in approaching what can be difficult conversations around gender identity."--Publishers Weekly This book offers a measured Christian response to the diverse gender identities that are being embraced by an increasing number of adolescents. Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky offer an honest, scientifically informed, compassionate, and nuanced treatment for all readers who care about or work with gender-diverse youth: pastors, church leaders, parents, family members, youth workers, and counselors. Yarhouse and Sadusky help readers distinguish between current mental health concerns, such as gender dysphoria, and the emerging gender identities that some young people turn to for a sense of identity and community. Based on the authors' significant clinical and ministry experience, this book casts a vision for practically engaging and ministering to teens navigating diverse gender-identity concerns. It also equips readers to critically engage gender theory based on a Christian view of sex and gender.

Trans

An easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts.

Trans

An easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts.

Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST - Transgender Non-Fiction Providing new approaches for exploring gender identity and expression, this book is ideal for clinical practice with transgender and gender nonconforming/diverse clients.

Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice

Providing new approaches for exploring gender identity and expression, this book is ideal for clinical practice with transgender and gender nonconforming/diverse clients. Importantly, it moves beyond the medical model to advance an understanding of transgender subjectivity as a natural variation of gender in humans. The book deepens understanding of the developmental trajectory of trans and gender non-conforming individuals over their lifespan, before and beyond transition, by offering new theories on gender. Drawing on theories from a range of different fields including psychoanalysis, philosophy, neuroscience, consciousness studies, trauma therapy, sex therapy, gender theory, disability studies and trans studies, it illustrates how informed clinical practice can recognise the complexity of gender identity and expression. With chapters on the understanding of core gender through the Free Energy Principle, the foundations of gender in consciousness, a gender algorithm, trauma, mirroring, and sexual functioning, this book works to provide a superior method of clinical practice that can better serve trans communities and our understanding of gender across the population.

Gender Dysphoria

In this book, you will come to understand what causes Gender Dysphoria, how to recognize the common symptoms, and how the condition can be identified or diagnosed.

Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria, better known as Gender Identity Disorder, can be confusing not only for those experiencing it, but also for those around them. Whether it's you or someone in your life who is going through a tough time while sorting through gender identity issues, this book aims to help you better understand the situation and be able to better cope with the resulting problems that often accompany Gender Dysphoria. In this book, you will come to understand what causes Gender Dysphoria, how to recognize the common symptoms, and how the condition can be identified or diagnosed. You will then learn what different options you have for dealing with the situation, which of course depends on your specific individual scenario, whether you're an adult making a personal decision, or whether you're a parent of a child with Gender Dysphoria and you need help figuring out what course of action should be taken next. You will also be introduced to strategies that you can implement at home as well as potential options for medical intervention if that's the path you decide to take. Furthermore, you will become familiarized with laws protecting transgender rights, which will help protect you or your loved one from unnecessary discrimination. And last but not least, I have included a chapter with 15 important pointers that you can refer to whenever you deem necessary. NOTE: It's important to add that this book was not written to judge you or to persuade you to take one path versus another. It's simply designed to help you better understand what Gender Dysphoria is, and to become more informed about what options you have.

Gender Dysphoria A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children Adolescents and Young Adults

This book is aimed primarily at clinicians working in the field to provide a model for understanding, assessing, and treating gender dysphoria.

Gender Dysphoria  A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children  Adolescents and Young Adults

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of children and young people who diagnose themselves as gender dysphoric, or trans. In the UK, and worldwide, there is a growing tendency to refer them on to 'specialist gender services' almost as soon as they express any confusion or distress about their biological sex or gender identity. Due to the rapidly rising numbers and various pressures on the system, patients are increasingly likely to be offered life-altering medication and/or surgical treatments, often with little exploration of their emotional world. As so little is yet known or understood regarding this increase in gender incongruent patients, it seems precipitous to proceed onto physical treatments before any assessment work is undertaken. Many who present as gender dysphoric have complex needs with comorbid problems such as autism, histories of abuse or trauma, social phobias, depression, eating disorders, and other mental health symptoms. Therefore, all aspects of the individual's life deserve thorough assessment and therapeutic work. This book is aimed primarily at clinicians working in the field to provide a model for understanding, assessing, and treating gender dysphoria. The model uses a psychoanalytic framework to help explain disturbed states of mind and how psychic defences can be enlisted unconsciously to avoid overwhelming psychic pain. This offers professionals a way of trying to think with, and offer understanding to, their trans identifying clients. Clinical examples are given to illustrate these processes and promote the understanding of transgender children, adolescents, and young people and their internal worlds, their thinking, and their interpersonal relationships. As well as clinical exploration and understanding, the book includes an overview of the current political, social, and clinical environments which have all impacted on the clinical care of trans identifying individuals. As well as professional and trainee clinicians, this book might also prove useful to parents, other professionals, and possibly the gender dysphoric person too.

Gender Identity and Faith

Filled with assessments, therapeutic tools, and case studies, this practical resource from Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky offers mental health professionals a client-centered, open-ended approach that makes room for gender exploration ...

Gender Identity and Faith

Helping people navigate gender identity questions today is complex and often polarized work. Filled with assessments, therapeutic tools, and case studies, this practical resource from Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky offers mental health professionals a client-centered, open-ended approach that makes room for gender exploration while respecting religious identity.

Gender Dysphoria

With all the recent information in the news on transgender people this book comes at the right time.

Gender Dysphoria

Gender Dysphoria: Understanding the Symptoms and Treating Gender Dysphoria Researcher and author, Michelle Serena tackles the controversial subject of transgenderism and gender dysphoria in her new eBook, Gender Dysphoria. With all the recent information in the news on transgender people this book comes at the right time. I Am Cait, the new show about the life of Caitlyn Jenner as she transitions into her new world separate from "Bruce Jenner" is a startling reminder that this dysphoria is not only real, but that individuals who are going through this condition have options and have a bright life in front of them when they find self-acceptance and a community of supportive friends. Gender Dysphoria is not a comprehensive book, nor a substitution for medical advice. It is a guide for family and friends who are curious about the subject and need to get a handle on what is going on with someone they love who is transgender. It is also a helpful book for school-aged people who may have to report on transgender studies or even to better understand their fellow students. The book helps the reader determine what is transgenderism, the possible biological reasons for it, treatments that are possible, and the various attributes of the condition. Readers will find useful information on the topic, and hopefully receive the type of understanding that will enable the transgender peoples in their life to have a point of departure for positive discussion. The eBook discusses male-to-female transgenders, female-to-male, and the hormonal and surgical options that many of them will undertake to find some relief from their condition. It also goes into the risks associated with the various treatment options, and for this reason is also a good resource for family members who have been asked to provide emotional support to the transgender person who is considering hormone therapy and possible Sexual Reasssignment Surgery (SRS). Keywords: gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria definition, gender dysphoria symptoms, define gender dysphoria, gender identity disorder, dysphoria dsm, gender dysphoria disorder, what is gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria treatment, what causes gender dysphoria, coping with gender dysphoria, treatment for gender dysphoria, signs of gender dysphoria, dealing with gender dysphoria, how to deal with gender dysphoria, cause of gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria diagnosis, gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria meaning, gender dysphoria therapy, gender dysphoria clinic, how to cope with gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria cure, how common is gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria help, gender dysphoria children, indirect gender dysphoria, gender dysphoria syndrome, gender dysphoria in adults, gender identity, gender identity disorder, what is gender identity, child gender identity, gender identity help, gender identity crisis definition, psychology of gender identity, gender identity disorder in adults, gender, gender reassignment, psychology of gender, gender questionnaire, mermaids gender, mental disorder, mental disorders, disorder mental, disorders mental, transgender, sex change, male to female, mental disease, psych disorders, mental diagnosis, gender dysphoria, psych disorder, disorders of psychology, transsexual, transsexuals, crossdresser, crossdressing, female to male, mtf, ftm

The Danger of Puberty Suppression

An Ethical Evaluation of Suppressing Puberty in Gender-Dysphoric Children from a Christian Perspective Michael S. Dellaperute. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. ... Yarhouse, Understanding Gender Dysphoria, 73. Cretella, “Gender Dysphoria ...

The Danger of Puberty Suppression

What would you do if a child in your life rejected their natal gender? Would you blindly follow the counsel of a culture that advocates for hormone treatment at an early age in order to suppress puberty and facilitate gender transition? Before you commit to long-term use of a powerful, expensive, and experimental synthetic hormone treatment plan, would you be willing to take the time to examine the ethics surrounding a course of action that will permanently affect the life of the child? Several serious questions are presently being overlooked in the rush to treat gender dysphoric and TGNC children with puberty-suppressing hormones, such as: Are puberty-suppressing hormones medically necessary? Is there any evidence to prove that hormone treatment is helpful, and not harmful, to gender-dysphoric children? Does hormone treatment resolve gender dysphoria? Do other treatment options exist to address the underlying causes of gender dysphoria? Are parents, medical providers, and ministry professionals morally obligated to provide puberty suppressors for patients who self-diagnose? Does Scripture offer any insight into the treatment of gender dysphoric children? And finally, who really benefits from advocating for the early use of GnRH agonists? This book will answer these questions.

Traversing Gender

In Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities, author Lee Harrington helps make the intimate discussions of gender available for everyone to understand.

Traversing Gender

In the current age of gender identity and transgender awareness, many questions are coming to light for everyone. Whether brought about by media and cultural attention or personal journeys, individuals who have never heard of transgender, transsexual, or gender variant people can feel lost or confused. Information can be hard to find, and is often fragmented or biased. Meanwhile, trans people are getting a chance to dialogue with each other and finally be heard by the world at large. In Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities, author Lee Harrington helps make the intimate discussions of gender available for everyone to understand. Topics include: What the words "trans" "transgender" mean, differences (and crossovers) between sex, gender, and orientation, the wide array and types of trans experiences , social networking and emotional support systems for trans people, navigating medical care, from the common cold to gender-specific procedures, what "transitioning" looks like, from a variety of different approaches, how legal systems interplay with gender and trans issues, extra challenges based on gender, race, class, age and disability, skills and information on being a successful trans ally. Bringing these personal matters into the light of day, this reader-friendly resource is written for students, professionals, friends, and family members, as well as members of the transgender community itself.

Coping with Gender Dysphoria

Understanding. Gender. Dysphoria. Understandings. and experiences of gender differencehave cultures.Modern varied across times and society typically sees gender as a binary—man and woman, male and female, boy and girl.

Coping with Gender Dysphoria

For transgender youth, the process of exploring gender can be exciting, but also difficult and painful. This book discusses the challenges of living with gender dysphoria, offering young adult readers resources and strategies for coping in different contexts: at home, at school, out in public, and in seeking medical care. Each chapter defines relevant terms, shares relatable anecdotes, and features easy-to-read informational sidebars, addressing the experiences and needs of youth with a variety of gender identities and social locations. Beyond merely helping them deal with transphobia, this book offers transgender teens support and advice for navigating life and thriving.

Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

Complete coverage of The Handbook of Sexual and Gender IdentityDisorders provides authoritative coverage of the etiology,diagnosis, and treatment of three major DSM-IV-TR classificationsof sexual disorders and gender identity disorders: ...

Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

Complete coverage of The Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders provides authoritative coverage of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of three major DSM-IV-TR classifications of sexual disorders and gender identity disorders: sexual dysfunctions, gender identity disorders, and paraphilias/atypical sexual behaviors. The first internationally contributed handbook of its kind, this practical guide provides mental health professionals as well as medical professionals with the latest information in the understanding and treatment of sexual problems and gender identity related disorders. Covering both the medical and mental health related aspects of sexual dysfunctions and gender identity disorders, topics covered include: * Male sexual arousal disorder * Female desire disorder * Female genital pain and its treatment * Aging and sexuality * Disease and sexuality * Gender identity disorders in adults * Cross-cultural issues in gender identity disorders * Paraphilic sexual disorders * Sexual addiction * Legal and privacy issues surrounding paraphilias An insightful and unique resource, the Handbook of Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders prepares mental health and medical professionals to more skillfully and compassionately recognize and address the sexual issues of those who seek their help.

The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders

With this volume's focus on the “self,” it is of note that the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID) has been one of only three diagnoses in the DSM that has contained the term “identity” in it. In DSM-III (American Psychiatric ...

The Self in Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders

This must-have reference is a unique exploration of how the individual notion of 'self' and related constructs, such as early schemas and attachment styles, impact on psychopathology, psychotherapy processes and treatment outcomes for psychological disorders across DSM-5, such as depression, bipolar and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, anxiety and trauma, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, autism, personality disorders, gender identity disorder, dementia and somatic problems such as chronic fatigue syndrome. It discusses the role of the concept of self in a wide range of existing theoretical and treatment frameworks, and relates these to real-life clinical issues and treatment implications. Emphasizing the importance of integrating an awareness of self constructs into evidence-based conceptual models, it offers alternative practical intervention techniques, suggesting a new way forward in advancing our understanding of psychological disorders and their treatment.

Beyond Hashtag Activism

40Mark Yarhouse, “Understanding Gender Dysphoria,” Christianity Today, July/ August 2015, 48, https://sexualidentityinstitute.org/Papers/UnderstandingTrans genderPhenomenon.pdf. 41Yarhouse, “Understanding Gender Dysphoria,” 48-49.

Beyond Hashtag Activism

The world is not as God intends it to be. But complex problems warrant more attention than quick posts on social media. How can we actually make a difference? Helping us accomplish change through a range of strategic avenues, activist Mae Elise Cannon shows us how to channel our passions to care effectively for our neighbor and the world.

Discerning Ethics

of psychology, Yarhouse regularly encounters Christians who struggle to understand how transgender concerns fit into a consistent ... the lack of scientific consensus regarding its etiology: “We do not know what causes gender dysphoria.

Discerning Ethics

The number of ethical issues that demand a response from Christians today is almost dizzying. How can Christians navigate such matters? With an unflinching yet irenic approach, this volume invites engagement with the biggest ethical issues by drawing on real-life experiences and offering a range of responses to some of the most challenging moral questions confronting the church today.

Pocket Guide to LGBTQ Mental Health

Reflecting sweeping changes in our understanding of gender and sexuality over the last two decades, the book aims to help clinicians master the fundamentals of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pocket Guide to LGBTQ Mental Health


Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development

This book provides a state of the art review on the care and treatment of and current scientific knowledge on gender dysphoria (GD) and disorders of sex development (DSD).

Gender Dysphoria and Disorders of Sex Development

This book provides a state of the art review on the care and treatment of and current scientific knowledge on gender dysphoria (GD) and disorders of sex development (DSD). The book elucidates the history, the present situation, and the newest developments and future perspectives in both research on GD and DSD and the clinical management of individuals with GD and DSD of all ages. With contributions from a selection of leading scientists and established clinicians in the field of GD and DSD, this is a unique and comprehensive book focusing on the etiology and developmental trajectories of GD and DSD regarding gender identity development, psychiatric comorbidity, classification dilemmas, ethical dilemmas in treatment, influences of societal stigmatization, and discussion of the medical and psychological implications and outcomes of treatment, and providing treatment guidelines for individuals with GD and DSD (distinct guidelines each for children, adolescents, and adults). By presenting not only an historic overview and the current state of the art, but also challenges for the future, the book aims to demonstrate the need for further research and to stimulate the development and improvement of the clinical care of individuals with GD and DSD.​