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WNBA player Layshia Clarendon underwent a double mastectomy ("top surgery") to treat distressing symptoms of gender dysphoria.

Clarendon, a New York Liberty shooting guard, is a male-identified transgender and non-binary who sought surgery to alleviate the debilitating stress and anxiety of GD.

Clarendon shared a post-surgery photo on Instagram.com, along with the caption:

"It's hard to put into words the feeling of seeing my chest for the first time free of breasts, seeing my chest the way I've always seen it, and feeling a sense of gender euphoria as opposed to gender dysphoria. Sighhhh... freedom...freedom at last."

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines gender dysphoria as a psychological disorder that causes significant distress or impairment related to a strong desire to be the opposite gender.

The sufferer focuses on obtaining the primary and/or secondary sex characteristics of the opposite gender. Not all transgender or gender diverse people experience dysphoria.
 

Deborah Cohan dance

It isn't every day that a woman loses both of her breasts due to cancer. One patient decided to make her double mastectomy surgery a happy occasion with a dance off in the operating room.

Obviously this is not normal procedure in the OR where the environment is usually staid, sterile and depressing.

But the nurses and doctors treating Deborah Cohan at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion in San Francisco ignored the rules to dance to the strains of Beyonce's "Get Me Bodied" before Cohan went under the knife.

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