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The prevalence of gender dysphoria in Scotland: a primary care study

Wilson, P., Sharp, C., and Carr, S. (1999) The prevalence of gender dysphoria in Scotland: a primary care study. British Journal of General Practice, 49 (449). pp. 991-992. ISSN 0960-1643

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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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Wilson, Dr Philip
Authors: Wilson, P., Sharp, C., and Carr, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:British Journal of General Practice
ISSN:0960-1643
ISSN (Online):1478-5242
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