Gender Fluidity

By Shamira Graham

Whilst gender reassignment procedures of cross-sex hormones and sex-reassignment surgery are certainly useful options for people with a fixed gender identity of the to the opposite gender to that of their sex at birth; there are people who have other less fixed, less binary gender identity conditions for whom gender reassignment may not be helpful. There are also people with gender identity conditions who choose not to pursue physical gender reassignment. For these people, a specialist form of psychotherapy for issues relating to gender may be useful. Such patients may include those with autogynephilia, those with non-binary gender identification, and those with intermittent fluctuation between gender dysphoria and transvestism.