CODY4U said1 in 100 people are struggling with gender dysphoria? Which tranny is behind this "study"?! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_identity_disorder
Estimates of the prevalence of gender identity disorder range from a lower bound of 1:2000 (or about 0.05%) in the Netherlands and Belgium to 0.5% in Massachusetts to 1.2% in New Zealand. These numbers are based on those who identify as transgender. It is estimated that about 0.005% to 0.014% of natal males and 0.002% to 0.003% of natal females would be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, based on current diagnostic criteria.
Given current estimates, with a world population of http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/
around 7.3 billion & based on self-identifying, I guess you'd have to ask anywhere between 3,650,000 and 87,600,000 trannies to find the study's culprit. That's a lot of canvasing. I hope you've a comfortable pair of heels.
Curious about the study & condition is continued referral to disorder while considering whether it is not a disorder but rather merely differently ordered, not meant to term politically correct but merely being descriptive of what might prove its nature.
What I've mentioned in past threads that I'd like to see, but I'm sure such a study or if ever proof would be way far off, would be whether or not attraction to trans is biological. After all it makes perfect sense, given Noah's Ark, that humans tend to pair off, even if just to afford a city apartment. So if str8s are pairing off by their natural orientation, as are gays, then why not also trans by their biology.
I have known and do know guys who are as into trans as I'm into non-trans men. Yet they're considered by psychology as inflicted with fetish which to me does not describe their experience. It seems completely natural to them and I'd be surprised to learn definitively that it was not biological. Such studies could go a long way, were they to find attraction biological, because in the case of one of my friends, he feels completely unsupported by our str8 friends--he's completely afraid to tell them, in the closet to everyone but me--by gay community, even by the bi's.
To me this study is a step in the right direction even if it was, as charged, misdirected, which I don't think it is, never mind that I don't feel you necessarily need some saturation point of numbers before determining if something is naturally occurring. I seem to be not alone in that: there was that one time visit from God everyone still talks about, divine perhaps but nonetheless naturally occurring (haha) or at least claimed by those into that.
So this shouldn't come as such a surprise to anyone...
...certainly not to the psychological/medical community which might have been mislabeling and thereby mistreating them from the get go by their own prejudices.