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Sexual identity issues:

Gender identity is a person's private sense, and subjective experience, of their own gender. Generally described as one's private sense of being a man or a woman, consisting primarily of the acceptance of membership into a category of people: male or female. All societies have a set of gender categories that can serve as the basis of the formation of a social identity in relation to other members of society. In most societies, there is a basic division between gender attributes assigned to males and females.

Not all individuals identify with some (or all) of the aspects of gender that are assigned to their biological sex.

Some children can:

    • Express the desire to be the opposite sex
    • Have disgust with their own genitals
    • Believe that they will grow up to become the opposite sex
    • Are rejected by their peer group and feel isolated
    • Have depression
    • Have anxiety

Some Adults:

    • Desire to live as a person of the opposite sex
    • Wish to be rid of their own genitals
    • Dress in a way that is typical of the opposite sex
    • Feel isolated
    • Have anxiety

Individual and family counselling is recommended for children, and individual or couples therapy is recommended for adults.