Difficulties in school life can be seen from the medical records of patients with gender dysphoria
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松本 洋輔 Okayama University hospital Gender Center
大守 伊織 Okayama University
A school should be a place where every child can feel comfortable and safe. We aimed to shed light upon difficulties in school life in children with gender dysphoria (GD) and find a way to support them. We extracted the episodes in school life from the medical records of 59 patients with GD. They suffered from using gender segregated bookbags, school uniforms, swimming wears, and bathrooms. Sex education was not enough for them to understand GD. Children with male-to-female GD were bullied at school more often than those with female-to-male GD. Teachers should take note of children with GD, and should provide necessary supports in their school life, including the facilities and their relationships with their peers.
gender identity disorder
gender and sexual diversity
Departmental Bulletin Paper