The prevalence of gender dysphoria in Scotland: a primary care study
Authors: Wilson, Philip; Sharp, Clare; Carr, Susan
Source: British Journal of General Practice, 1 December 1999, vol. 49, no. 449, pp. 991-992(2)
Abstract:A questionnaire was sent to senior partners in all general practices in Scotland designed to elicit experience of patients with gender dysphoria: a subjective experience of incongruity between genital anatomy and gender identity. Responses were received from 73% of practices. The prevalence of gender dysphoria among patients aged over 15 years was calculated as 8.18 per 100 000, with an approximate sex ratio of 4:1 in favour of male-to-female patients. One-third of gender-dysphoric patients known to practices had registered in the preceding 12 months, suggesting that patients with this condition are increasingly likely to present for medical care.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: December 1, 1999