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Masking is a very foundational coping mechanism, so it’s not surprising that it would be more widespread than most are aware. It’s trying to “fit in” – fit into the environment without drawing “too much” unwanted or undesired attention, an amount that a person is uncomfortable with for whatever reasons.

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It can be exhausting, and one of the theories to explain the transgender-autism correlation suggests that the combined mental load of masking and gender dysphoria makes diagnosis for both more likely.

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