The WHO says being transgender is a mental illness. But that’s about to change. – The Washington Post

The WHO says being transgender is a mental illness. But that’s about to change. – The Washington Post:

“According to the World Health Organization, being transgender is a mental illness.

But that could soon change, as the WHO prepares a new edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), its global codebook that influences disease diagnostic manuals worldwide. The current version, ICD-10, was endorsed in 1990, and ICD-11 is due in 2018.”

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2 thoughts on “The WHO says being transgender is a mental illness. But that’s about to change. – The Washington Post

  1. One has to wonder how and why it was ever considered a mental health condition. There are many of us trans folk who feel distress solely due to how society treats us and sometimes because we struggle to see our image in the way we wish i.e. a male face stares back at me despite being a woman within. Terrible harm has been done by this wrong classification and it is appalling that it has taken so long to have it removed. Everyone responsible, even if by passivity, should feel great shame.

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