Saturday, July 7, 2018

WHO Changes Transgender Classification


The World Health Organization follows [the decision years ago by] The American Psychiatic Association by reclassiiying transgender: it is no longer listed as a mental illness. This rebutes President Trump in he claim that transgender people cannot server because they are mentally ill.

In an article entitled WE ARE NOT CONFUSED (in SLATE magazine), they delve into the issue quite expansively.
Trans identities will no longer be classified as a mental health issue, according to an announcement made in June by the World Health Organization, the United Nations’ international public health arm. In the organization’s latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the term gender incongruence will be in an umbrella chapter of sexual health and away from the mental health chapter.
“On the local level … the change is groundbreaking,” said Danielle Castro, project director at the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco. “Being trans is not a mental health issue,” but it’s the issues people face due to transphobia that lead to various health concerns in the trans population.
“People are really misinformed about what being trans is,” she explained.
Read the full article HERE 

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