This study aimed to gain an in-depth understanding of the lived experiences of adults with gender dysphoria seeking treatment in the UK. Two transgender males and six transgender females participated. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Analysis of the transcripts revealed three superordinate themes: “Accessing Healthcare Services,” “Searching for Acceptance,” and “Impact of Gender Dysphoria on Psychological Wellbeing” that represented the experiences for this population. It is concluded that there is a substantial need for counseling support during and after the treatment-seeking process within the UK.
- Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis