Q. Why do I feel trapped in the body of the wrong gender?

Answered by
Dr. Vandana Patidar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 24, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am 18 years old and have felt trapped in my body since I got to my senses. I thought I was like any other guy until I was forced to dress up as a woman. I just hated it, and I still hate being considered a girl. All I know is that the inner me is a man. I consider myself a man since it is what I am deep inside. I never look at my private parts because they make me feel like a girl. I like girls more. Can you diagnose what it is?

Thank you.



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I read your query and understand your concern. You seem to be suffering from a gender identity disorder. In this disorder, one's psychological setup for identity differs from the biological one, which creates stress and dysphoria. People feel the same as you feel trapped in the wrong gender's body. I would advise you to get face-to-face counseling.

Thank you.

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