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Coping with Dysphoria

While transitioning does a great deal to alleviate gender dysphoria, it does not completely eliminate it. Some transgender people may also be unable or unwilling to transition – perhaps because your parents disapprove, or it goes against your religious beliefs, or it would require greater sacrifices than you are willing to make, or you are medically unsuitable for the treatment you desire. If so, you would need other ways to cope with gender dysphoria.

Coping methods generally involve either distraction or finding other outlets where you can be yourself. We provide some suggestions below, based on our own experiences, with the caution that everything should be done in moderation:

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