GENDER IDENTITY DISORDER. IS THIS A POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION?

Authors

  • Abdul Wahab Yousafzai
  • Naila Bhutto

Abstract

A person with a Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a person who strongly identifies with the othersex. The individual may identify with the opposite sex to the point of believing that he/she is, infact, a member of the other sex who is trapped in the wrong body. The treatment option is sexreassignment surgery. In Pakistan There is no specialized facility sex reassignment surgery. Thiscase report deals with possible serious outcome of GID in Pakistan as a result of castrationprocedure which is carried out by ‘gurus’ in Pakistan. A systemic research in our country to thiseffect is required to find out the outcome of GID in Pakistan.Keywords: Gender Identity Disorder; Castration; Sex Reassignment Surgery.

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