Gender modality: Proposal for new terminology

Dear members of the Terminology and Diagnostic Criteria Committee,

I am writing to you in the hopes that you will consider adding the term ‘gender modality’ to the glossary of the Standards of Care version 8 and encourage its use during the drafting. Gender modality refers to the correspondence (or lack thereof) between a person’s gender identity and gender assigned at birth: cisgender and transgender are the two primary gender modality terms, but the term overtly leaves open the door to discussions about other gender modalities. Although it is not a…