World Health Organization removes Gender Identity Disorder from list of mental illnesses

LifeSiteNews | 5/28/2019 | Staff (Posted by) Level 4
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GENEVA, Switzerland, May 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The World Health Organization (WHO) has removed Gender Identity Disorder from its list of mental illnesses.

According to Human Rights Watch, the change was finalized on Friday, March 25 at the 72nd World Health Assembly, the WHO’s chief decision-making body. The elimination of Gender Identity Disorder as a pathology was part of the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). The WHO indicated that the revised catalogue will come into effect in January 2022.

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Human Rights Watch, an non-governmental organization (NGO) in New York City, indicated that the change was made due to “an evolving scientific understanding of gender” and pressure from international transexual activists.

In a “joint statement on ICD-11 process for trans & gender diverse people,” transexualist advocacy group GATE had demanded the removal of “trans-related categories” out of the ICD chapter on mental health, the expurgation of “remaining pathologizing language” and “advancing towards legal depathologization and universal health coverage.”

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