Communicating Quality Research

  • The Institute for Comprehensive Gender Dysphoria Research (ICGDR) is a nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of conducting, supporting and communicating quality research about gender dysphoria. Our team is comprised of researchers and clinicians who are dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of all people who experience gender dysphoria.  We are committed to advancing a comprehensive understanding of gender dysphoria that includes knowledge about:

    the multiple developmental pathways to gender dysphoria and transgender identification;

    the trajectories of gender dysphoria including desistance and persistence;

    the myriad of physical and psychological outcomes from social, medical and surgical transition, including positive, negative and mixed outcomes;

    and the role of supportive, ethical, exploratory psychotherapies that are neither gender-identity reparative nor gender-identity affirmative.