Gender dysphoria is described as the significant amount of distress a person experiences as a result of the mismatch between their gender identity and their sex assigned at birth.
Persons are required in most provinces to receive a diagnosis of gender dysphoria in order to pursue hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This can be provided by a doctor, psychiatrist, or a licensed psychologist. This type of assessment involves: an extensive review of the client’s background, the administration of various questionnaires, a structured clinical interview and a diagnosis (if appropriate) along with treatment recommendations.
The fee for Gender Dysphoria testing is $2000