The World Health Organization will not classify to be transgender as a "mental disorder" anymore.
UN health agency authorized to move "gender identity disorders" from "mental illness" to a section on sexual health in its recently revised version of the international classification of diseases, ICD-11, its manual, which catalogs diagnoses and symptoms . The movement, which was approved on Saturday by the World Health Assembly, will also use the term "gender incongruence" to describe being transgender.
"The WHO's removal of" gender identity disorder "from its diagnostic manual will have a release effect on transgender people all over the world," said LGBT director of Human Rights Watch Graeme Reid in a statement Monday. "Governments should quickly reform national medical systems and laws that require this now officially outdated diagnosis."
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