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Most Helpful Girl
By definition it is in fact a mental illness.
Many trans people suffer from it as well.0
Most Helpful Guy
It is a naturally occurring deviation from the norm.
"Mental illness" doesn't really mean anything because anyone who knows something about history knows that the world has gone through many different periods of calling things differently and regarding it in different ways. Homosexuality was officially categorized as a mental illness until the late 1980s. Today we have a different view of it. On the other hand, wearing women's dresses as a man was considered absolutely normal through most of the middle ages. The middle ages are often depicted as a time of "tough guys" but the truth is that medieval people were in fact very open and tolerant towards different opinions of gender. Today, people are much more hostile towards transgenderism. So you see, this isn't a question that can be answered in black and white. It's relative to your culture and historical time (and many other factors).0