Transgender Activists Fight Historical Mental Health Diagnosis

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Transgender Activists Fight Historical Mental Health Diagnosis

Post by justme » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:22 am

https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/10/21/tra ... -diagnosis
Today, hundreds of activist groups throughout the world will gather to mark the 8th annual International Day for Trans Depathologization – a global event to raise awareness about the limitations that abusive and discriminatory medical models place on transgender people’s basic rights.
Transgender activists are fighting a tide of stigma and discrimination, with roots deeply entwined in a medical system that has historically diagnosed this very desire to change as a mental health condition. It’s currently referred to as “gender dysphoria” in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual and as “gender identity disorders” in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases.

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